THE CONSONANT "R"

/r/

EARLY MODERN ENGLISH THROUGH PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH

SOURCE: ME /r/

Voiced alveolar retroflex

The consonant /r/ has been stable from EME through PDE.

CONSONANT
EME /r/
PDE /r/
SPELLING
r, rr
r, rr, wr
EXAMPLE
root
root

SOUND

CHANGES AFFECTING /r/

EME /r/

Loss in certain phonetic environments