Can't pronounce "ar" and can't find work because of it.

@bulastika (5967)
Philippines
September 24, 2010 6:19am CST
I tried to look for work for a week now. Its been two years since I have a last job. Problem is that its so hard to find a job. Right now I pass all the written exam but when its time for oral interview I failed. Simply because I can't pronounce letter "ar". Actually I can pronounce "re" or ra, re, ri, ro and ru. But I can't pronounce "ar,er,ir,or,ur". I can't pronounce them and its so hard really to find a job. Because of some speech defect.
3 responses
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
hi bulastika! its sad to hear that you can't find a work because of it. but i think you can still find one that best fit you, a work that don't require you to speak and pronounce words perfectly. i just wonder ho you pronounce ar then?
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
"aw" "aw" lols.. I can't roll my tongue. But I can pronounce rain, run, etc. As long its starts with letter "r" I have no problem. That means I can pronounce "ra", "re", "ro" but can't pronounce "ar" "er" etc.. its sound like "aw", "ee".. lolz.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
ah okay, lol! you remind me of my classmates in elementary, she have difficulties in pronouncing some letters/words but that's because i think her tongue is short? hehe
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
short tongue..lolz.. They also say I have a short tongue. But I don't agree on that. I because I have normal lenght of tongue. The only problem is that I really can't pronounce letter "r".
• Philippines
24 Sep 10
I don't think so bulastika, you mentioned earlier that you had a job last time. Just don't scare yourself so much because of that weakness, I hardly speak ar either, but you can open your world to anything, not all work requires you in speaking "ar", just explain your situation to employers, I'm sure they'll understand. If I'm the employer, I would surely hire you if you have what it takes;)
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
I don't scare myself. Its a fact. Lets face reality. If I'm an employer I will hire people that is up to standard. Let me ask you. if you have a jobseeker. Will you hire a person because he need a job or you will hire a person because of his skills? People who is better than others will always be hired. Period.
@harry89 (2332)
• India
24 Sep 10
the same problem is with me i cant pronounce *r*
@bulastika (5967)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
So what do you do? Did you look for therapist or something? Have you tried ways to help you pronounce "r" properly? Right now I have hard time looking for a job becuase of this problem.