rhotic

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Back-formation from rhotacism, coined by John C. Wells 1968[1]

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rhotic (not comparable)

  1. (of an English accent) Pronouncing the letter r wherever it appears, as in bar (/bɑːɹ/) and bard or barred (/bɑːɹd/).
    Rhotic speech is common in much of the United States, Canada, many parts of the north and west of England, Ireland, and Scotland.
  2. (of a phoneme) Having the quality of the said letter. This includes the sounds of the IPA symbols /ɹ/, /ɻ/, /ɚ/, /ɝ/, and some would say /r/, or r coloring.

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  1. ^ John Wells’s Phonetic Blog: Rhotic

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