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Cut it into thirds.

British people do not usually pronounce 'r' in words like word, bird, card etc.

But I feel not comfortable and end up it sounds weird or hard to recognise when I pronounce 'thirds' without 'r' sound.

It's very weird pronouncing 'third' without 'r' sounds OK but 'thirds' with 'r' is very weird.

Do you apply a different rule or???
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Hi,

The British people I know pronounce the r.

Clive
Thank you.

You mean pronouncing 'r' in thirds? or 'r' in words like work, bird etc,?
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Hi,

All of them.

Clive
we pronounce the 'r' just not as strongly as if its at the start of the word like 'roads'.

as a side note; you feel 'unconfortable' instead of 'not comfortable' unless you take out the word feel in which case you are correct.
CliveThe British people I know pronounce the r.
It's the native New Englandahs that don't - especially those of us who hail from New Hampshah, and Vuhmont.
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Anonymousas a side note; you feel 'unconfortable' instead of 'not comfortable' unless you take out the word feel in which case you are correct.
Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to write it, but I agree it's less common in casual conversation.
I think "I feel not comfortable" has a slightly different emphasis than "I feel uncomfortable."
moon7296Cut it into thirds. British people do not usually pronounce 'r' in words like word, bird, card etc.But I feel not comfortable and end up it sounds weird or hard to recognise when I pronounce 'thirds' without 'r' sound. It's very weird pronouncing 'third' without 'r' sounds OK but 'thirds' with 'r' is very weird. Do you apply a different rule or???

It depends what you mean by 'pronounce'. If you mean do we 'roll' the letter 'r', the answer is that the Scots do, but not the rest of us. That aside, the 'r' does influence the pronunciation of the syllables 'or', 'ir', 'ar' etc. In very simple terms, 'word', for example is pronounced 'werd'. If 'r' had no influence then it would be pronounced 'wod'.

BillJ
Thank you for answering even the detail of my post^^.

You mean 'not comfortable' is less common in casual conversation than 'uncomfortable?'

Ah.. I didn't think about the slight different emphasis, not I think I can find it.

I feel not comfortable can mean have some negative feeling toward a concept of something or else..

And uncomfortable is like... your body is uncomfortable because your clothes is too tight..

something like that?
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