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|, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is R\. This consonant is one of the consonants collectively known as uvular R.
Features of the uvular trill:
English does not have uvular R, and most English speakers have difficulty pronouncing it.
In other languages
French and German have a slight uvular R, e.g. F<rue> and G<Recht>. The sound also occurs in Southern Swedish varieties and in several dialects of Norwegian. The sound also occurs among speakers of Russian, though it is not associated with any particular dialect. Lenin is probably the most famous Russian that used uvular Rs even in public speeches.
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