i just came across the vocabulary 試みる and finally thought about making a topic about something that’s been bothering me for some time.
Basically, I am able to pronounce the japanese r sound in all its forms (even the ri, ryo, rya and ryu sounds, which took extra practice), except if the r is preceded by an ‘i’ sound. It’s like my tongue just gets stuck. The vocabulary 試みる is a perfect example for me, as the ‘ro’ sound comes out super well, but the iru part’s r sound is not well pronounced at all, making it almost sound like mi-u (with - being sorta silent mini pause). It’s like my tongue doesn’t quite hit the top of my mouth and I can’t make it do it either, resulting in a very quiet ‘weak-sounding’ r.
So I was wondering if anyone else has this problem, or if it’s just me.
I hope my explanation is somewhat understandable. I guess it would be easier with some audio haha