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    safer becomes seɪfə what name is this process?

    sounds like

    sugar
    ʃʊɡə
    utter
    ʌtə
    Springer
    sprɪŋə
    motor
    məʊtə

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    Re: safer becomes seɪfə what name is this process?

    Thats what non-rhotic dialects do.

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    Re: safer becomes seɪfə what name is this process?

    - but beware: 'non-rhotic dialects' sound like a minority phenomenon. Not so. Standard British English is a non-rhotic dialect.

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    Re: safer becomes seɪfə what name is this process?

    And don't forget that the word-final r is pronounced /r/ in non-rhotic dialects when it is followed by a vowel sound

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