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rho·tic

 (rō′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the pronunciation of the sound (r).
2. Of or relating to dialects or accents of English in which the sound (r), usually represented in spelling by r, is pronounced when following a vowel and preceding a consonant or a syntactic pause, as fear, heard, poor, and car park. Unlike many varieties of British English, most varieties of American English are rhotic, and those American varieties that drop their r's are sometimes stigmatized.

[From rhot- (as in rhotacism) + -ic.]

rhotic

(ˈrəʊtɪk)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics denoting or speaking a dialect of English in which postvocalic rs are pronounced
[from Greek rho, the letter r]
rhoticity n

rho•tic

(ˈroʊ tɪk)
adj.
of or pertaining to any dialect of English in which r is pronounced at the end of a syllable or before a consonant.
[1955–60; < Greek rho rho]
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The LFC suggests a rhotic pronunciation of English, as well as avoiding "t-tapping"--characteristic of, for example, some varieties of American English where an intervocalic /t/ is realized as a tap /[?
A rhotic or rhotacized vowel is "r-colored," as in SAE <fur> [f[?
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Reducing a little bit more the scope of the phenomenon, Britto Leite assumes a variationist look at rhotic phonemes in the language spoken in Campinas, while Adam & Zimmer postulate a dynamic conception of L2 acquisition, evaluating Brazilian children's perception and production of standards of Voice Onset Time for initial plosives in English.
The question of whether Orkney is rhotic or non-rhotic cannot be answered in any straightforward way.
Gomez-Fernandez, 2004; Jimenez, 1987; Vasquez-Carranza, 2006); one such rhotic sound is the Spanish tap, [r].
Combine this rhotic speech pattern (basically, how people pronounce their "r's") with the stretched-out "a's", as in "fah-thah (for "father"), and the widened "o's" ("taw-nic" instead of "tonic") and you get what many out-of-staters know as the Boston accent - and what most everyone else knows as the New England accent.
In the ethnolect of African Americans the word nigga (as its variants) has a plethora of meanings and connotations starting with the negative one (or rather its rhotic variant nigger is regarded as racial slur), through neutral and finishing with the positive one (in the case of the latter, nigga might be interpreted as an acronym standing for: Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished, cf.
The groundskeeper is a Scottish immigrant, fiery-tempered and almost feral in appearance and behaviour, whose ethnic origins are easily identifiable by his flaming red hair, eyebrows and beard, and by his broad and rhotic Scottish accent (which, in the Italian dubbed version, is translated as Sardinian: see Barra, 2008; Ferrari, 2009; Fusari 2007).
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Those who represent Cambridge institutions speak a traditional, rhotic accented American dialect, while the Irish-Catholics speak a non-rhotic accented Boston vernacular with many regionalisms.
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