linking r


linking r
/lɪŋkɪŋ ˈa/ (say lingking 'ah)

noun
(in non-rhotic forms of English) an /r/ sound introduced to ease the awkward transition between two adjacent vowel sounds where there is a usually silent word-final letter r; hence far/fa/ becomes /far/ in far away/far əweɪ/. Compare intrusive r.
Usage: The linking r is usually well accepted or unnoticed even by careful speakers.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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