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Rhotic is a term in linguistics which may refer to:

  • Rhotic consonant, liquid consonants such as the [ɹ] sound in red
  • R-colored vowel, a vowel that is modified in a way that lowers the third formant, such as the [ɝ] sound in Midwestern American English pronunciation of fur
    • Erhua (simplified Chinese: 儿化; traditional Chinese: 兒化; pinyin: érhuà), a phonological process that adds R-coloring in some varieties of Mandarin Chinese

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