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From: "Almaran Dungeonmaster" <[log in to unmask]>
> When I first read the site I quoted, I assumed as much. However, since the
> French page did use the "R" to note its rhotic, while no "r" was used, I was
> kind of under the impression that phonetic characters were meant instead of
> phonemes.

Possibly because /R/ is not exactly the symbol for a rhotic, but IIRC for a
voiced uvular fricative (IPA inverted small capital R).   [That is the French
sound, isn't it?  It sounds like the one I've heard in the commercials...
although it might actually have been voiceless.]

    *Muke!