Buddy Ol' Pal, I forgot to add that I can trill now (pretty good I think), I posted the news on two other forms, just not this one. It happened the other day, I was so proud of myself. Thats all I have been doing the past couple days, now my tounge is really sore--go figure.......
The money making exercise is on the following link.....
Theres a bunch of different exercises or activities you can do to help improve or get your "trill" going. The following post on that website is the one that got me trilling!!!!!!!
_Okay, I've been trying this for a few months, and I can do it...sorta sometimes. I tried a variation of the "pdactice" method, and pronounced "perro" as "pededo." Then I put in more d's and said it really fast "ped-d-d-d-doh." It wasn't really working, and I was close to throwing in the towel. So one evening I got mad at it and basically screamed "PE-D-D-D-D-D-DOH" at the top of my lungs, and my tongue trilled it a little by itself!
I think it worked because I was angry (so I was loud) and I was so mentally tired out from the day that I wasn't thinking enough to jinx myself by tensing my tongue and ruining it.
I felt much better after that, because I knew that it's at least possible. I pdacticed it a little more. and now I can sort of roll the r, but I'm successful only about 60% of the time, and it trills ONLY for a split second, and ONLY if I'm making a sound in part of a word, and ONLY if I'm fairly loud.
sounds that I pdactice:
Perrro Verrro Uuunnna RRRRRaaaza! aaa-hoorrrra Grdrdrrrddacias (or any gr word)
When I get consistent at this type of trill, I'll try again for the big enchilada -- the full trill that you get from blowing alone.
*[b]BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I HEARD A TRILL ON THE FIRST TIME I SAID "PDACTICE", IT REALLY WORKED FOR ME! HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE THATS STRUGGLING, TRUST ME KEEP PRACTICING NO MATTER HOW FRUSTRATED YOU GET, I WAS THERE!
[/b]In case you were wondering nohablo, i'm matumic on the LSLC form.