Guttural R - Rhotic-agnostic Guttural Consonants Written As ⟨r⟩ - Inuit Languages

Inuit Languages

The Inuit languages Greenlandic and Inuktitut either orthographize or transliterate their voiced uvular obstruent as ⟨r⟩. In Greenlandic, this phoneme is, while in Inuktitut it is realized as . This spelling was convenient because these languages do not have non-lateral liquid consonants, and guttural realizations of ⟨r⟩ have become common in various languages of European origin. But the Alaskan Inupiat language writes its phoneme instead as ⟨ġ⟩, reserving ⟨r⟩ for its retroflex phoneme which Greenlandic and Inuktitut do not have.

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