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    The pronunciation of 'r'

    Hello.
    This rule is taken from the book ''English Pronunciation in Use'' by
    Mark Hancock. Could you please write examples in the places where I pu question marks?

    /kɑː /
    = in Br and/kɑː r/in US. In Br, 'r' is pronounced onlywhen it is followed by a vowel, (?) while in US it is also pronouncedbefore consonants (?) and at the end of a word (teacher).

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    Re: The pronunciation of 'r'

    Item 1 (R followed by vowel sound): Car and Driver magazine.
    Car N-22.
    It's the following sound, not letter, that guides this.

    Item 2 (R followed by consonant sound): Car door.
    (final R) Car Q-14.
    That really raises the bar!


    Although most British people have non-rhotic accents and most Americans have rhotic ones, large numbers of both groups are in the opposite camp. Bernie Sanders, who has been widely heard lately, has a decidedly non-rhotic accent.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 15-Mar-2020 at 12:27. Reason: Highlight the Rs demonstrating (non-) rhoticity.
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    #3

    Re: The pronunciation of 'r'

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Item 1: Car and Driver magazine.
    Car N-22.
    It's the following sound, not letter, that guides this.

    Item 2: Car door.
    Car Q-14.
    That really raises the bar!


    Although most British people have non-rhotic accents and most Americans have rhotic ones, large numbers of both groups are in the opposite camp. Bernie Sanders, who has been widely heard lately, has a decidedly non-rhotic accent.
    Sorry, but I don't understand. I am trying to find the words in your post in which 'r' is followed by a vowel and in American English 'r' before a consonant.

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    Re: The pronunciation of 'r'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I am trying to find the words in your post in which 'r' is followed by a vowel
    Item 1: Car and Driver magazine.
    Car N-22.


    and in American English 'r' before a consonant.
    Item 2: Car door.
    Car Q-14.
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    Re: The pronunciation of 'r'

    Sorry I didn't manage to make this clear.
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    #6

    Re: The pronunciation of 'r'

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Item 1 (R followed by vowel sound): Car and Driver magazine.
    (final R) Car N-22.
    It's the following sound, not letter, that guides this.

    Item 2 (R followed by consonant sound): Car door.
    (final R) Car Q-14.
    I don't entirely agree with your edited version.

    In both examples in Item 1 you have an R that is both word-final and followed by a vowel sound.

    In both examples in Item 2 you have an R that is both word-final and followed by a consonant sound.

    If you want a sound that is word-final and not followed by another sound, then how about This is my new car?
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