JackFrost wrote:/ʁ/ is probably the most common consonant actually, so that's probably why it really stands out.
considers it the single most common phoneme in French, followed by /a/, /ɛ/, and /l/.
JackFrost wrote:Alternatively you could use /r/, but I don't think it'll fly too well in France compared to here.
/r/ is just another way of writing /ʁ/. Perhaps you mean [r]
Another possibility would be to use [x]
, which is something I hear occasionally from younger speakers.
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