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    Scottish and Irish

    I'm recently very interested in the Scottish and Irish pronunciation, but I can't really tell them apart Can anyone tell me their most important characteristics??
    For example, do the Irish pronounce the 'r' in a way too similar to the Americans?? And how's the Scottish 'r'??

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    Re: Scottish and Irish

    Scotland and Ireland are generally rhotic (pronounce the r), while England and Wales are non-rhotic.

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