Vowels [was Re: "monty" < "python"]

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Thu Mar 21 18:31:32 CET 2013

On 2013-03-21, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:

> By the way, the "n" in "an" is not the only such "bridging" sound. In 
> Shakespearean times, it was usual to use "mine" in the same fashion:

In many (most?) modern, non-rhotic, dialects of English one inserts an
"intrusive" bridging "R" sound after a word that ends in certain vowel
sounds and is followed by a word starting with a vowel.

That description is a bit hard to "picture", but if you read the
examples in the link below, you'll recogize it immediately:


However, this only affects spoken English -- not written English.

Is the Python language rhotic or non-rhotic?

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