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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 multiple vibrant, [r], was found to be the least common phonetic realization of the trill, whereas the most common substitution was an assibilated rhotic [r], characteristic of the Spanish spoken by adults in the geographic area where the study was conducted.
He pronounced the rhotic variant of the word and omitted the last consonant sound /d/.
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 /[??]/.
Finally, Henriksen (2015) is the first study to address rhotic phonemes in the Spanish of HL users.
A rhotic or rhotacized vowel is "r-colored," as in SAE <fur> [f[??]], <earth> [[??][theta]], <mother> [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
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Both Scottish English and the various Scots dialects are generally considered to be rhotic. As we have seen for NEAR and SQUARE above, this does not generally hold for Orkney English.
Spanish rhotics have been studied in detail, and it has been shown that they involve complex gesture that generally results in late acquisition (e.g., Gomez-Fernandez, 2004; Jimenez, 1987; Vasquez-Carranza, 2006); one such rhotic sound is the Spanish tap, [r].
Since New Mexican Spanish has been in consistent contact with English since the mid-1800s, one would also expect to find some level of English influence in the articulation of rhotic phonemes.