Trilling

#1
Random post again,

More experienced SCC people might be able to tell me, is trilling something you can learn or do you have to have the natural ability to roll your R's?
 
#2
wompingwillow said:
Random post again,

More experienced SCC people might be able to tell me, is trilling something you can learn or do you have to have the natural ability to roll your R's?
I find that about 4 out of 5cadets who say they can't roll their R's can be taught how to trill. takes a bit of encouragement and perseverence, though.
 
#3
It's quite possible, took me a week to manage it but I can do it no problem now.

Try placing your tongue up behind your top front teeth, now pull the tongue back until you feel it slip up into the roof of your mouth. It's that flat bit between your teeth and the curve upwards that your tongue needs to be hitting when you trill. Hope that helps
 
#5
dunkers said:
.....It's that flat bit between your teeth and the curve upwards that your tongue needs to be hitting .....
As a piece of totally useless information, the flat bit is called the Aveolar ridge.

A more useful piece of information is that the tip of your tongue is in the same position as when you say 't', but your jaw is slightly more open.
 

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