Whenever I try to say words like perro or arroyo, I sound like I'm telling a pirate joke. I can identify the sound I'm supposed to make and I've been told how my tongue is supposed to move, but I can't seem to reproduce the sound at all. It's just embarrassing.
It may be that part of my problem is with the letter
r as it's spoken in Spanish. People who I communicate with sometimes have difficulty with my pronunciation of words that have single
rs such as aire.
Is there a solution to my problem or will I have to live with this particular speech impediment?