USAGE: rhoticity [was Re: The [??] attribute]
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 12, 2002, 18:54|
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:
> But take any final |-er| from any word in some rhotic
> dialect of English (mostly American) and you have an example
> of a syllabic r.
I think this is only true on the phonemic level. Phonetically,
a final <-er> sequence is a retroflex schwa.
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