R-dropping - definition of r-dropping by The Free Dictionary
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r-drop•ping (ˈɑrˌdrɒp ɪŋ)
the omission of the sound (r) for orthographic r after a vowel in the same syllable.
References in periodicals archive
I just wanted to be a part of it and I'm thankful for the opportunity,'' said DeGuglielmo, who retained his R-dropping
Boston accent during his stops up and down the East Coast.
The substitution of /d/ for /th/ has long been considered particularly plebeian, and even r-dropping
, once a hallmark of cultivated New York speech (remember FDR?
But its pronunciation is still strange to most R-dropping
residents of Central Massachusetts.