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    Default The Phonetic scripting

    Hi,

    I happened to see that in the phonetic scripting some characters are written as superscript. For example in Danger - /ˈdeɪn.dʒər/ . The /r/ sound was actually a superscript. I am not able to write it like that here. The pronunciation is UK. Could someone tell me why it is written so?

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    Default Re: The Phonetic scripting

    It's not always sounded. In most contexts* it's not, but before a vowel-sound it is.

    *In many non-standard accents - 'rhotic accents' - it is pronounced in all phonetic contexts.

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    Default Re: The Phonetic scripting

    As far as I know a superscript "r" is not a symbol in the IPA. Wasn't it /ˈdeɪn.dʒɚ/? "ɚ" is the symbol for a rhotacized schwa (see picture).

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    Default Re: The Phonetic scripting

    OK, according to The sounds of English and the International Phonetic Alphabet | Antimoon.com, /əʳ/ means the same as /ɚ/.

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    Thank you very much.

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