Q: I've problems with pronouncing the following pairs of letters, r/l, v/b, f/h, s/sh, and th. Could you give me some tips on how to pronounce them?  (I.S., Tokyo, Japan;  July 16, 2002 )

A: It's a challenging question.  Let me demonstrate some examples (Tongue twisters).  

Tongue Twisters 


    Are there any problems?

    Brown leaves floated down the river.

    Mrs. Thatcher is thoughtful.   

    Ms. Fonda drives a Honda.

    Richard went to the liquor store.

    Sheila stayed in Seattle.

   This food is very good.

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