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Hi Khalique, thanks for the information about rhotic and non-rhotic styles of pronunciation. I wasn't familiar with the term. All you say makes sense. My only disagreement is that when JFK said "Cuber" instead of Cuba it's similar to the intrusive r except that no second noun follows. the "r just hangs there in space LOL. It's actually pretty common in New England. My regards to Tauseef.
Thanks, Andy. And, thank you again for liking my SECC page and wishing it all the luck.Tauseef is my son, the second. He's a CELTA Gaduate. More about him later. Native Englishes are either rhotic(r pronouncing) or non-rhotic. British English is non-rhotic. But Scottish and Irish Englishes are rhotic. Americans followed them and speak the rhotic variety. The statements of the same rule are worded by me and they're so worded that examples of the rule can be found in the statements. In British English, they have linking r like in 'father'n brothe(r)' and intrusive r as in 'India(r)'n China'. Within a word some people use an intrusive r and say 'soa(r)ing machine' for 'sewing machine'. JFK's case is entirely different.
Hi Khalique, I'm fascinated by the "r" pronunciation rules in the phonemic chart you mention. Clearly they only reflect current British pronunciation. In Standard American English the "r" is pronounced before and after consonants as well as before and after vowels. There are some regional dialects such as New England and parts of New York where these rules are not followed. Interestingly, JFK used to add an "r" at the end of some words ending in "a" for example "tuba" became "tuber".