r [ɹ]

2 examples

North Slavey, Deline  -  Phoneme: r [ɹ]  -  IPA: Central approximant, rhotic.

1 Word: retł’e [ɹɛtɬ’ɛ] "writing"  -  Speaker: SP6

An r sound (a rhotic) in word intial position. 

2 Word: suri [suɹi] "best"  -  Speaker: SP6

Contrast this example with the previous one. In this example, the r sound is intervocalic and strongly voiced. The characteristic dip of the third formant found in rhotic appproximants is visible in the spectrogram.

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