word-final position as seen in
There is a syllabic /l/ filling the vowel slot in unstressed syllable in /ˈhændl/.
/ə/ that precedes /l/ is omitted so /l/
After f,v syllabic n /ˈɒf(ə)n/ is more
common and it is followed by
(e.g. GenAm) but rarely occurs in
non-rhotic accents (e.g. RP).
Thus, in GenAm /r/
in /ˈgræn(d)ˌmʌðər/ becomes
syllabic, but this is not the case
with non-rhotic RP