Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/ɾ - voiced dental/alveolar flap

The alveolar trill may also be realized as a tap or occasionally as an approximant (cf. Bartens 2003: 19 for San Andrés Creole English). Sometimes retroflex pronunciations occur, probably due to the influence of American English. This occurs much more frequently in Nicaraguan Creole English than in San Andrés Creole English. This pronunciation may carry over into L2-Spanish.


Exists only as a minor allophone