I'm wondering how the rhotic consonant was pronounced by the ancient Anglo-Saxons. Was it pronounced as an alveolar like Modern English or more like the trill Scots use in certain words? Were there any differences in its pronunciation by speakers of the different dialects of Old English, as far as we can tell a thousand years later. Does Old Norse contain the same rhotic?
In particular, I'd like to know how to properly pronounce the name Ælfric. It seems like if the 'r' is pronounced the same way as today, the name should be pronounced just like someone trying to pronounce Alfric (as in Alf (the puppet) - Rick). So let me know if any of the other letters have different sounds but the limited (layman) resources I've seen tend to say that that is how those letters are pronounced.