Questions tagged [rhotics]
For questions about r-like sounds.
Why do phonemes such as /r/ and /ɾ/ evolve into uvular sounds like /ʀ/?
Forgive me if this seems vague, but this is mainly looking at the Germanic languages. Proto-Germanic probably used an alveolar of some sort, most likely a trill. In terms of Modern Germanic ...
Does the French R-sound come from Germanic influence?
Unless I'm mistaken, it is the same sound as the R in German, Yiddish, Danish,and Swedish.
What were allophone rules for [r] in Old English and Middle English?
I gather that [r] (trill) was realized as [ɹ] in different dialects of Old English and Middle English, but when [r] was used, was it an allophone? In other words, did [r] vary predictably with [ɹ] (...
Other than Scottish rolled "r" and North American rhotacised vowels, are there any differences across "r" sounds in English dialects?
I'm wondering about subtle differences in /r/ sounds across varieties of English. By subtle I mean I want to ignore the obvious large differences such as the trilled "r" in Scottish English and the ...