r-colored vowels

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R-colored vowels (also rhotic vowels, rhoticized vowels, retroflexed vowels, darn r vowels) are acoustically changed by an immediately following [r]. 

Cued Speech Instruction

Recognizing vowel phonemes tend to be more challenging than consonants. The acoustic effect of a following [r] can make identifying vowels challenging for new cuers.

ear”

or”

are”

air”

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