Definition of rhotic in English:
Of, relating to, or denoting a dialect or variety of English, e.g., Midwestern American English, in which r is pronounced before a consonant (as in hard) and at the ends of words (as in far).
- With the exception of the Southern states, eastern New England, and New York City, pronunciation is rhotic, postvocalic /r/ being pronounced in such words as part, four, motor.
- The syllable that Ben has spelled ‘er’ would be pronounced as an r-colored vowel - a rhotic schwa - which is essentially just a vocalic form of the syllable-final [r] in ‘care’.
- This is a rhotic central vowel.
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