rhotic


rhotic
adjective /ˈrəʊtɪk,ˈroʊtɪk/
a) Pronouncing the letter r wherever it appears, as in bar () and bard or barred (); this trait is common in much of the United States, Canada, many parts of the north and west of England, Ireland, and Scotland.
b) 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 .
See Also: rhotacism

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