In linguistics, rhotic can refer to:

  • Rhotic consonant, such as the sound in red
  • R-colored vowel, such as the sound in Midwestern American English pronunciation of fur and before a consonant as in hard.
    Erhua (simplified Chinese: 兒化; traditional Chinese: 儿化; pinyin: érhuà) - R-coloring /ɚ/ in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Rhotic accent, an accent where a rhotic consonant can occur without being followed by a vowel

Other articles related to "rhotic, rhotics":

Linking And Intrusive R - Linking R
... In many non-rhotic accents, words historically ending in /r/ (as evidenced by an ⟨r⟩ in the spelling) may be pronounced with when they are closely followed by another morpheme beginning with a vowel sound ... Not all non-rhotic varieties feature linking R ... A notable non-rhotic accent that does not have linking R is Southern American English ...
Standard Chinese Phonology - The Rhotic Coda
... Standard Chinese also uses a rhotic consonant, /ɻ / ... The star rode a donkey" in some rhotic English accents, and 我女兒入醫院/我女儿入医院 Wǒ nǚ'ér rù yīyuàn "My daughter entered/enters the hospital" in Standard Chinese, both have a first r ... In other Mandarin dialects, the rhotic consonant is sometimes replaced by another syllable, such as li, in words that indicate locations ...
Rhotic And Non-rhotic Accents - Distribution
... Examples of rhotic accents are Scottish English, Mid Ulster English, Canadian English and most varieties of American English and Irish English ... Non-rhotic accents include most accents of England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa ... Most speakers of most of North American English are rhotic, as are speakers from Barbados, Scotland and most of Ireland ...
Rhotic Consonant
... In phonetics, rhotic consonants, also called tremulants or "R-like" sounds, are liquid consonants that are traditionally represented orthographically by symbols ... standpoint, there is no single articulatory correlate common to rhotic consonants ... Rhotics have instead been found to carry out similar phonological functions or to have certain similar phonological features across different languages ...