from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An exaggerated use of the sound of the letter R.
- n. : A linguistic phenomenon in which a consonant changes into an R, such as Latin flos becoming florem in the accusative case.
- n. Inability to pronounce the letter R; derhotacization.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An oversounding, or a misuse, of the letter r; specifically (Phylol.), the tendency, exhibited in the Indo-European languages, to change s to r, as wese to were.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Too frequent use of r.
- n. Erroneous pronunciation of r; utterance of r with vibration of the uvula.
- n. Conversion of another sound, as s, into r.
- n. Also spelled rotacism.
Sounds like proper Ringlish if you'll excuse an exaggerated intervocalic rhotacism.
Since then he's discussed rhotacism in Venezuela (eg «\er negro\» for el negro 'the black one'), leísmo in Madrid (the use of the indirect pronoun as a direct object), and Occitan/Provençal, among other things.
They comprise chiefly: sigmatism or imperfect pronunciation of s; rhotacism or imperfect pronunciation of r; lambdacism or imperfect pronunciation of l; gam -
They show more plainly (at least concerning rhotacism) than my own notes, some imperfections of articulation of the child in the second year, which occur, however, only in single individuals.
She also speaks with a rhotacism, mirroring that 'classless' pronunciation of Jonathan Ross and David Bellamy.
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