"car-loss" or "kad-loss"
My fellow spanish lovers
This should be simply but yet... How is the name "Carlos" pronounced 100% correctly ?
My new tutor insists the "r" is really a "d" sound in this one so "Kad-loss" is the way to go. I found that acceptable just like "salud" often sounds more like "saluth". Unfortunately, I can't find any natives (Spain or Latino) who want to agree with that. They all say "No way ! Its just "car-loss"
So you're onboard with "Kadd-loss" then ?
That second one could almost be a "d" since the "r" is not rolled at all. I always thought only "rr" is rolled unless a single "r" is at the beginning.
Then again if this is an english speaker then we might not have a good reference and it does sound quite American to me.
It's like the "d" sound when you say"caddy", or "butter".
well honestly saying "kad-loss" and "car-loss" does sound very similar to my ear. Just as long as the "d" is soft and not "kadh-loss". Maybe this is just a trick for English speakers. But there is no pronounciation rule anyone is aware of like with "v" and "b" right ?
The "r" is rolled, but since it's a single "r" there's only a little rolling (I think of it as "1 roll"). It's not an English "d" sound, though someone with a not-great ear might think so. I'd say if your "r" rolling isn't great, just go with the English "r" sound. It will be understood.
Edit: My try at describing how to do a "short roll" - Say the Engliish "r" sound, but let the tip of your tongue barely touch the roof of your mouth at the end of the sound.