The Long A and the R sounds combine, and are pronounced clearer in the American accent than in other languages. Listen on in to get a feel for just how you can stretch out the A vowel before R's, and get a distinct American sound.
Listen for the Long A and R sounds in the following sentences to practice along:
I can barely see if they’re there.
Losing hair is a very scary affair.
January isn’t as bad as February.
They very rarely do extraordinary things.
Hair Poem (George Carlin)
Listen to their Hair Poem by George Carlin Here:
I'm aware some stare at my hair.
In fact, to be fair,
Some really despair of my hair.
But I don't care,
Cause they're not aware,
Nor are they debonair.
In fact, they're just square.
They see hair down to there,
Say, "Beware" and go off on a tear!
I say, "No fair!"
A head that's bare is really nowhere.
So be like a bear, be fair with your hair!
Show it you care.
Wear it to there.
Or to there.
Or to there, if you dare!
My wife bought some hair at a fair, to use as a spare.
Did I care?
Spare hair is fair!
In fact, hair can be rare.
Fred Astaire got no hair,
Nor does a chair,
Nor a chocolate eclair,
And where is the hair on a pear?
Nowhere, mon frere!
So now that I've shared this affair of the hair,
I'm going to repair to my lair and use Nair, do you care?