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The letter r

Etymology 1

Upper case R, the source for lower case r

Modification of capital letter R by not closing the bottom of the loop but continuing into the leg to save a pen stroke, later shortening the right leg into a simple arc.

Letter

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. Lower case form of R. A lower case letter of the classical Latin alphabet and most variations thereof, including the English alphabet.
Usage notes

The letter r is used in the International Phonetic Alphabet and in several romanization systems of non-Latin scripts to represent an alveolar trill (IPA: [r]) or various other rhotic sounds (IPA: /r/).

See also

Etymology 2

From radius

Symbol

r

  1. (engineering, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) radius

English

Etymology 1

Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter ᚱ, the Old English letter replaced by Latin r

Old English lower case letter r, from 7th century replacement by Latin lower case r of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc letter .

Pronunciation

Letter

r (lower case, upper case R)

  1. The letter ar, the eighteenth letter of the English alphabet.

See also

  • Previous letter: q
  • Next letter: s

Etymology 2

From are, pronounced like the name of the letter r

Verb

r

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) are.
    How r u — “How are you?”
Translations
  • Italian: 6 (the translation when you are can be translated as (tu) sei)

Egyptian

Alternative spellings

Hieroglyphic Signage
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Pronunciation

Manuel de Codage


Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /re/, /er/

Letter

r (lowercase, capital R)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /r/. Preceded by p and followed by s.

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