Saturday, July 31, 2021

"R" Is A Vowel!

 How could we have missed that in school?  

It is a consonant in French, German and, definitely in Spanish, but not in English. What parts of your mouth -- lips, tongue, palates, cheeks, gums, teeth, throat -- touch each other when you pronounce that letter?  None!

Say the word "Purrrrrrr" like a cat.  The "P" is a consonant, of course. And "U" is briefly a first vowel.  But after that?  Nothing but open-mouth rrrrrrr!

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