Definition of rhotacization in English:

rhotacization

Syllabification: rho·ta·ci·za·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌrōtəsəˈzāSHən
 
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noun

Linguistics
  • 1Change of an original s or z to r, as in was and were.
  • 1.1 Phonetics Pronunciation of a vowel to reflect a following r in the orthography, e.g., in farm, bird.

Derivatives

rhotacized

Pronunciation: /ˈrōtəˌsīzd/
adjective

Origin

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

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