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    Default Payer: pronunciation doubt

    I recently started to read the phonetic symbols and in some examples I find B- (symbol)
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    Payer /peɪər B -ə/
    I want to know what the B-ə means.

    Thank you very much

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    Default Re: Payer: pronunciation doubt

    Alternative- do you pronounce the 'r'? I don't. I say /peɪə/, no 'r', no lengthening.

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    Default Re: Payer: pronunciation doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Alternative- do you pronounce the 'r'? I don't. I say /peɪə/, no 'r', no lengthening.

    Is that RP style? Or is it BrE? Would most speakers of "English English" not pronounce the "r"?


    I pronounce the 'r'. General American is, for the most part, rhotic. Some people in some regions of the U.S. leave off the "r". However, this is considered to be a regional accent. I take it in BrE it's not considered regional. It would be RP? Is that correct?

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    Default Re: Payer: pronunciation doubt

    Some dialects are rhotic; Scotland and some parts of the north, most of the centre and south would not pronounce the 'r', so RP and those regions.

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    Thanks Guys!!!!

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