How Do You Spell R D?
The spelling of the word "r d" might seem odd, but it actually reflects the way the word is pronounced in certain dialects. In IPA phonetic transcription, "r d" is pronounced as /ɚd/. The symbol "/ɚ/" represents a rhoticized schwa sound, which is similar to the sound of the letter "r" being added to the end of a vowel. So, in words like "bird" or "herd," the final "r" sound is pronounced as part of the vowel sound. This phenomenon is common in some American dialects, such as New England or Southern dialects.