Definition of rhotacization in English:

rhotacization

Line breaks: rhota|ciza¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌrəʊtəsʌɪˈzeɪʃə(ə)n
 
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(also rhotacisation)

noun

[mass noun] Phonetics
  • Pronunciation of a vowel to reflect a following r in the orthography, as for example in American English farm, bird.

Derivatives

rhotacized

adjective

Origin

1970s: from rhotacize (from Greek rhōtakizein) + -ation.

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