Discussion in 'Magyar (Hungarian)' started by elemika, Mar 13, 2013.
how do you pronounce the word "balra" (on the left):
with [l] or with [rr]?
More or less [bɒlrɒ], with "l". But as this "l" tends to be not articulated clearly (becomes "dark") before "r", some people say something like [bɒ:rɒ], (almost) without "l" and pronouncing the previous vowel longer.
This is my observation, let's see other opinions, too ...
In theory, you pronounce both. Also in practice when speaking slowly and clearly.
When speaking fast, the "l" is weak and the "r" is normal or almost doubled. However, I would't say that it is pronounced with a clearcut double "r" even though it may sound like that in certain cases.
In any case, for a native speaker, not specialising in Hungarian phonetics, the double "r" version may seem a bit "barbaric", to put it like that. Still, not impossible.
Now, I admit that all that may sound a bit confusing...
P.S. Just noticed francis's comment. At least you see that there are variations.
many thanks to both of you!
(I'll try )
Я не слышал barra. Никогда. L+R не сливается.
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