erre moscia

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “flabby R”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛr.re ˈmɔʃ.ʃa/

Noun[edit]

erre moscia f (plural erre mosce)

  1. (informal, phonetics) The inability to pronounce the alveolar trill (or “rolled r”, /r/) correctly; the burr or, more generally, rhotacism.
    Synonym: rotacismo (formal)
    So soltanto parlare con la erre moscia.
    All I can do is burring.
    I francesi hanno un'erre moscia molto marcata.
    The French speak with a very strong burr.

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