Definition of non-rhotic in English:

non-rhotic

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adjective

Phonetics
  • Relating to or denoting a dialect of English (such as Standard British English) in which r is pronounced in prevocalic position only.
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    • Linking r, common in many non-rhotic dialects of English, occurs in New England.
    • The following discussion presupposes a non-rhotic dialect of English, that is, a dialect in which r can only occur in syllable-onset position.
    • Both in fact were non-rhotic, while the majority of Americans speak with rhotic accents.

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