r

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Translingual[edit]

Letter r.svg
Unicode name LATIN SMALL LETTER R
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0072
q ← Basic Latin → s
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Etymology 1[edit]

Upper case R, the source for lower case r Modification of capital letter R by not closing the bottom of the loop but continuing into the leg to save a pen stroke, later shortening the right leg into a simple arc.

Letter[edit]

r lower case (upper case R)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Symbol[edit]

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r

  1. (engineering, geometry) radius
  2. (IPA) alveolar trill
  3. (phonetics) used in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent an various other rhotic sounds (IPA(key): /r/).

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Other representations of R:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᚱ, the Old English letter replaced by Latin r

Old English lower case letter r, from 7th century replacement by Latin lower case r of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter .

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the English alphabet, called ar and written in the Latin script.
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Number[edit]

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The ordinal number eighteenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called ar and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2[edit]

From are, pronounced like the name of the letter r

Verb[edit]

r

  1. (abbreviation, slang, text messaging, Internet) are (in text messaging and internet conversations)
    How r u — “How are you?”
Translations[edit]

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

r lower case (upper case R)

  1. The twenty-fourth letter of the Azeri alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also[edit]

  • Previous letter: q
  • Next letter: s

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Egyptian[edit]

Noun[edit]

r
Z1
  1. mouth
    • Stela of Hekaib, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, AP 78,
      nw
      k
      n&D s A1 i q
      r
      D&d m r
      Z1
      f
      jnk nḏs jkr ḏd m r=f
      I was an excellent individual; one who spoke with his own mouth.

Preposition[edit]

r
  1. regarding, with respect to, concerning, according to
  2. for, in order to
  3. against
  4. from, apart from (ablative)
  5. (with verbs of motion) to, towards
  6. (of time) at, in, on
  7. (after an adjective, forming the comparative) than

Usage notes[edit]

At the beginning of a sentence, and sometimes before pronouns

i r
jr

Inflection[edit]

Adverbial form jrj
i r
Z4
jr(j)
i r

References[edit]

Allen, Middle Egyptian
Faulkner, Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian


Esperanto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called ro and written in the Latin script.

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (upper case R)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

r m, f (invariable)

  1. See under R

Latvian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

R

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called er and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (upper case R)

  1. The twenty-ninth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

r

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

r (Zhuyin ㄖ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of ,

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Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ærː/, /æɾː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /r/, /ɾ/, /ʁ/

Letter[edit]

r

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁ/ is the pronunciation of r usually found in southern and southeastern dialects of Norway. Bergen has the dialect best known for this sound. Said to come from Danish and/or German, originally from French.
  • Dialects with IPA(key): /ʁ/ do not have retroflex consonants.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Letter[edit]

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, called erre and written in the Latin script.
    1. This letter may be present at the end of syllables and words.
      • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 75:
        Não o perdoou por abandonar o serviço em vez de seguir você.
        She didn't forgive him for abandoning his service instead of following you.

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (lowercase, capital R)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script. Representing the phoneme /r/. Preceded by p and followed by s.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (uppercase) R

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (Cyrillic spelling р)

  1. The 23rd letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by p and followed by s.

Skolt Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (upper case R)

  1. The twenty-seventh letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Turkish[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Turkish alphabet, called re and written in the Latin script.

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Turkmen[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

r (upper case R)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called er and written in the Latin script.

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