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Is there an English word that makes the more guttural "Resh (ר)" sound found in Hebrew?

For example, even though the Hebrew letter Chet (ח) is not found in English, English speakers can be told the "ch" sound in "Bach" is how to pronounce the Hebrew letter. In the same way, I am looking for a word that English speakers pronounce with the Hebrew letter Resh (ר).

English speakers seem to have a hard time hearing the difference between the letter "R" and "ר".

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Modern Hebrew <ר> has a variety of realisations. [ʁ] (a voiced uvular fricative or approximant) is the most typical, but [ʀ] (a uvular trill), [r] (an alveolar trill), or [ɾ] (an alveolar tap) are also used depending on the background of the speaker (the latter two are particularly associated with Sephardim and Mizrakhim, and the other "guttural" reshim being associated with Ashkenazim)

The vast majority of English varieties lack most of these sounds (although [ɾ] is an intervocalic allophone of /t/ and /d/ in many American varieties, and [ʁ] is the usual pronunciation of English /r/ in places with the so-called Northumbrian burr), and so there is no native vocabulary which most English speakers will have any of these sounds in

English speakers are likely aware of the fact that French or German speakers typically pronounce their r's differently from English-speakers though, and the typical French and German pronunciation is [ʁ] (with [ʀ] also being used in some French varieties), the same as the typical "guttural" resh. As such your best bet at finding a touchstone for this sound that English speakers have a chance of knowing is going to be French or German

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    The majority of Englishes do have [ɾ] as an allophone of intervocalic /d t/, though of course not the others. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Oct 13 '20 at 15:58
  • not sure if it's true that the majority do, but you are definitely right that many do. I'll edit to clarify – Tristan Oct 13 '20 at 16:23
  • I don't think I've ever heard [ɣ] in Israeli Hebrew. As a native speaker it sounds comical to me, and not like a rhotic at all. – TKR Oct 13 '20 at 17:18
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    It might be added that the uvular realisations are typical of varieties of (modern) Hebrew historically influenced by Yiddish. – fdb Oct 13 '20 at 17:32
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    L1 Arabic speakers generally pronounce the Hebrew rhotic as a trill -- I've never heard [ɣ]. I suppose it's possible it exists, but I suspect Wiki is wrong; it's hard to tell [ɣ] and [ʁ] apart if your language doesn't have them. BTW for the Masoretic guttural resh did you mean "pronounced in the same place as kaph" or "qoph"? I'd have guessed that referred to a uvular trill as in some Arabic varieties. – TKR Oct 14 '20 at 17:52

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