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Why "R" is not pronounced in English?

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In simple words, I would like to answer this question by only explaining one point. It's a rule in standard GB English. That any word which has a consonant after R, or nothing after R, there will be a stress on the syllable before R and R are silent while pronouncing, e.g., sir, tart, mart, superb, bird... read more

In simple words, I would like to answer this question by only explaining one point.

It's a rule in standard GB English.

That any word which has a consonant after R, or nothing after R, there will be a stress on the syllable before R and R are silent while pronouncing, e.g., sir, tart, mart, superb, bird etc.

Whereas if any word has a vowel after R then only we pronounce R  in that word. For, e.g., rat, care, rope, rice etc. Also, there is a difference in pronunciation due to rhotic and non-rhotic English. Generally, all the speakers from countries like India, Canada, Pakistan, US etc. are rhotic and thus pronounce R in their speech. Rhotic is used at the mass level if we learn English as our 2nd language. But If we want to learn standard  GB English, then we need to look for this non-rhotic rule.

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Yes, "R" is sometimes not pronounced. It depends on the root word, that is from which language the word is derived.
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Whenever 'R' is used in a word after the vowels (a,e, I,o,u) as "part", " court" then it is not pronounced. But in Indian accent we pronounce it half, in American, it is rounded, and in British it's completely silent.
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R is generally not pronounced when it follows a vowel. Example Sir, aren't, park, etc.
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R is only pronounced in English when the next sound is vowel sound.
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R is only not pronounced when it follows a vowel and also when the word ends with r. It means for example computer is the word, in such case r is preceded by e which is a vowel. Only in such cases, r is not pronounced. Moreover, it is done when you follow American English. If you are following British... read more

R is only not pronounced when it follows a vowel and also when the word ends with r. It means for example computer is the word, in such case r is preceded by e which is a vowel. Only in such cases, r is not pronounced. Moreover, it is done when you follow American English. If you are following British English, it is infact pronounced.

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The reason behind it is that it's a part of rules that any word which has consonant after R, or nothing after R, there will be a stress on the syllable before R and R are silent while pronouncing, e.g., mart, fork, bird.
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R is pronounced after a Vowel.
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Only if a vowel follows it, R is silent; otherwise, it will be pronounced.
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In the words above we see orthographic, written, 'R' followed by vowel sounds in carrot and road and so it is pronounced in these words. In park, however, 'R' is followed by the consonant /k/, and so is not pronounced.
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