Preface: I use 'phonate' to mean: `to produce or to utter a phone'.
After 5 years, I finally learned to phonate the Alveolar Trill [r], from an explanation that cleverly exploited English phonology to simulate [r], even though [r] is absent in English.
- What is this method of learning to phonate called? It is described in p 12 of An Introduction to Language (10 ed, 2014) by V Fromkin, R Rodman, N Hyams:
Sounds of the target language that do not occur in the native language are often described by reference to known sounds. Thus the student might be aided in producing the French sound u in the word tu by instructions such as “Round your lips while producing the vowel sound in tea.”
- Are there books or resources that use this method, to teach (how to phonate) all IPA phones?
I must use this same method to learn how to phonate phones absent in my L1 languages and that I cannot pronounce, because I was not aided by corporeal explanations of phonetics (eg: on loosening your tongue, letting the tongue flap/flutter in your exhalation, etc... ).