Rhotic-agnostic Guttural Consonants Written As ⟨r⟩
There are languages where certain indigenous guttural consonants came to be orthographized with ⟨r⟩, giving the superficial appearance of a guttural R that may have never actually functioned as a true rhotic consonant.
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... and Inuktitut either orthographize or transliterate their voiced uvular obstruent as ⟨r⟩ ... languages do not have non-lateral liquid consonants, and guttural realizations of ⟨r⟩ have become common in various languages of European origin ... Alaskan Inupiat language writes its phoneme instead as ⟨ġ⟩, reserving ⟨r⟩ for its retroflex phoneme which Greenlandic and Inuktitut do not have ...