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Rhotacism is the name for a sound change that creates a rhotic consonant. Examples include:

Rhotacism is often an unconditional sound change.

A change to a flap such as /ɾ/ is, however, usually not called rhotacism, but flapping. It is also commonly restricted to intervocalic or medial positions. Flapping usually affects stops such as /d/ (for example American English), or laterals such as /l/ (for example Norwegian).

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