Re: [tied] Re: Lawwy.

From: P&G
Message: 8868
Date: 2001-08-30

The English /r/ is both retracted and rounded.  The pronunciation /w/ has the rounding, but for some reason the child has failed to learn to retract the tongue sufficiently.   Speech therapy can help in many cases, as it is usually just a case of changing one habit for another - the only trouble is that habits learnt as a child are hard to replace later.