View Full Version : Can you roll your R's?

September 4th, 2009, 11:04 PM
I totally just figured this out like two days ago... although it took me like three months. But I can now and it's awesome o3o;

So can you? :D

September 4th, 2009, 11:06 PM
No, no I cannot roll my R's though I wish I could since it could be of some help in the future.

September 4th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Yes. Even though I haven't done so in months and find no real need to, anyway.

September 4th, 2009, 11:15 PM
It's a necessity in Arabic, and my own language, too, so yes, yes I can. :D

September 4th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Yes, I can roll my R's. :3 And when I go to a country where it's often done, then I pick it up and do it all the time too. Like when I went to Italy. n_n

September 4th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Yes, I can roll my Rs. :3

September 4th, 2009, 11:39 PM
I can roll em only if I have another constant in front.

September 4th, 2009, 11:56 PM
I can't roll my R's, probably due to my Westcountry dialect, which sort of means I over-pronounce them.

This is probably why I was never all that fantastic at Spanish. =(

September 5th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Yes I can, because its totally necessary if you want to be a pirate matey, yarr.

September 5th, 2009, 1:34 AM
No, I can't.. I'd probably have to practise for a while XD;

Wings Don't Cry
September 5th, 2009, 1:39 AM
I can roll my R's, however I can't say 'three', people always say I;m saying 'free', I honestly can't tell the difference. I didn't even know I could roll my R's until someone asked me how I could roll my R's, it just came naturally.

September 5th, 2009, 2:07 AM
I've.. never actually tried to roll my R's.

And I just tried.. and no, I can't. :]

September 5th, 2009, 6:18 AM
OMG yes i can, it's like my greatest talent.
Siggy has Rrrrr wars with me sometimes xD
As for Vivvian.. She likes it a bit too much D;

Captain Fabio
September 5th, 2009, 6:27 AM
Yes I can.
Only on a slope though...

September 5th, 2009, 6:32 AM
Sadly I've tried and can't. It'd be epic to know how to though. =(

Maybe I should find a site or somewhere where I can try and practice. ^.^ Meh probably a natural talent, you can or you can't. >.<

September 5th, 2009, 6:40 AM
Err, wait, is that what you use in languages like English or what you use in languages like Arabic and Spanish?
Either way...
Thanks to my first language of French, and my favorite language of English! =P
So I can pronounce 'R's both way... whatever their term is XD;;

September 5th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Haha, I can't at all, and make strange noises when I try. :P

September 5th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Yes, I can roll my R's. And I love when other people do it to me. <3 Yum.

September 5th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Man.. sometimes these topics make me go 'wtf? o__O', but then directly after.. I find myself answering them.

No, I can't roll my R's.

I have managed a few times, but normally, I fail at it.

Virtual Chatot
September 5th, 2009, 12:49 PM
I can do that and do all the French/Russian/Hebrew guttural noises :3

September 5th, 2009, 12:50 PM
yes, i could since i was little. but it took me so long to get it - i actualy just used to pronounce "r" over and over until i finally got it. xD

September 5th, 2009, 3:34 PM
I can't, and its really bad because I am learning Italian at my school and it makes it hard because I am the ONLY person who cannot in my whole grade.

September 5th, 2009, 4:44 PM
No >.<" I want to though lol

September 5th, 2009, 4:48 PM
I've been rrroling my r's since I was able to talk..mostly because of my heritage XD

September 5th, 2009, 5:34 PM

Yes, I can, it is rrreally fun! :P

Corvus of the Black Night
September 5th, 2009, 5:35 PM
Yes. I learned how to do it when I studied Russian a few years back.

My sister and I have competitions over who can do it longer. It's like revving up a boat's engine.

September 5th, 2009, 5:38 PM
I can roll my r's very well. Although, I remember a time when I couldn't roll them at all. It was second grade and I was at school late at night for girl scouts. In the time before we had our meeting, we were able to converse out in the hallway beside the classroom that we used. There'd always be Mr. Lopez, our janitor cleaning the floors. I remember that we started talking to him because he had a pet rat chilling on his shoulder. It was his buddy, and his name was Charlie. Anyway, my friends and I would always go up to him to say hi and to pet Charlie. We noticed how he rolled his r's and tried also. Some of the other girls got it, but I couldn't. I sounded like a drunk person little control over their tounge. Mr. Lopez tried to teach me, and I eventually got it. THE END :D

September 5th, 2009, 6:13 PM
Well... if you can't roll your Rrrrs God knows what the hell you are if you parents say you are Mexican and not adopted.

I am Mexican and I can roll my R so that assures I'm not alien :D

September 5th, 2009, 6:31 PM
I'm half-Hispanic and I can't roll my R's. ;__; it's sad.

September 5th, 2009, 6:36 PM
Yes, I can. I feel no need to explain why, but if you want to know, check my location. :P

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
September 7th, 2009, 9:08 AM
I'm Hispanic so I have to know how to roll my R's but unfortunately I dont know how to roll my R's
I'm a pathetic Boricua


September 7th, 2009, 11:35 AM
No I don't think I can roll my R's.

September 7th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Yes, I can. It's fun and it's loud and it works wonders when you want to annoy people.

September 7th, 2009, 2:32 PM
I can, but sometimes it sounds like I'm coughing up a hairball. >.>

September 7th, 2009, 3:01 PM
I can, kind of. It tends to mess up, though. Because I roll them for too long :pink_giggle:

.little monster
September 7th, 2009, 4:53 PM
Not in Spanish, but I can in Russian. (b'')b

September 7th, 2009, 5:04 PM
Omg we were talking about this for like the last week at school. xD;

I can. My friend can't. He almost choked one time trying.

September 7th, 2009, 8:37 PM
I cannot for the life of me. No matter how hard I try, I just can't. Then again, I don't think anyone's actually taught me how to do it properly. I couldn't even begin to guess how to roll my r's right now. D:

Then again, I've never learned a language where I've had to roll them. *shrug*

September 7th, 2009, 8:56 PM
I've always been able to roll my r's.

Even as a child I would just mindlessly start doing that just for the heck of it. I don't think my parents much approved of it, but they probably just chalked it up to a childish short attention-span. Either way, who has a pretty good Spanish accent now, eh? >:D

A few of you already know this from the whole "arrara" fiasco I regrettably started.

September 8th, 2009, 4:09 AM
Yes I can, quite well actually. Too bad I don't know Spanish ^___^

September 8th, 2009, 11:37 AM
I can roll my 'r's when I'm speaking spanish, I even tend to have a perfect accent. BUT!!! I don't like to speak spanish, the language itself drives me nuts for some reason. (it's all that pointless conjugation, even japanese conjugation is simpler! >O)

September 9th, 2009, 4:58 PM
Yeah, I can roll my Rs. It's pretty cool, I think.

September 9th, 2009, 5:20 PM
No, I can't, no matter how hard I try. .__.; And I speak French, and some words require a little bit of rolling of the R's... so it sounds really bad because I can't do it. Oh well.

September 9th, 2009, 6:07 PM
I habitually roll my R's. Especially when I say something like "water". I don't know why. I've been doing it for so long.

September 9th, 2009, 7:33 PM
I nailed it once or twice but usually I either don't try hard enough or I just don't care.
And actually the last time I did it was probably two years ago so I'm not sure if I can still pull it off.

September 10th, 2009, 2:31 PM

but i can make that dripping sound :D

September 10th, 2009, 11:56 PM
In Spanish, we have loads of words that require rolling r, so yeah.

Pointless conjugation? *Shakes fist at John*

September 11th, 2009, 12:03 AM
I caaaaan't...

Audio link?

All I can do is: R-r-r-roll up the r-r-r-rim to win.

September 17th, 2009, 2:20 AM
Yeah its easy but when you focus on doing it, its not so easy.

September 17th, 2009, 5:48 PM
i can roll my r's only if it's down hill though >_< hahahhhahah
yes i can roll my r's and i have been able to since i could talk... I roll them in spanish even though most times it's not helpful...

September 18th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Its very easy to me...I could do it ages ago!

Soul Eater
September 18th, 2009, 1:11 PM
Actually... no i can't. :| I've tried and tried and tried. But I have never ONCE been able to roll my R's. :< So, yeah. XD

The Apprentice™
September 18th, 2009, 1:15 PM
I can. it comes naturally to me cause I'm a Latino :P