# Referring R to a person

How can R refer to a person only by adding a symbol?

Conditions:

1. You cannot add any letter with R.
2. You can add only one symbol.

(EXPLANATION IS NECCESSARY)

• Is "any letter" limited to the Latin alphabet? – Lolgast Jan 4 '18 at 14:47
• It can be of any language. – IQ WANTER Jan 4 '18 at 14:53
• The difference between "symbol" and "letter" (in any language) is very vague and might lead to many equally "valid" solutions. – BmyGuest Jan 4 '18 at 15:14

.R (dot-r)

Which would become a rebus for

daughter

• Kinda British solution. – Mordechai Jan 7 '18 at 6:17
• @Mordechai. I agree; probably should have had an english tag on it. – APrough Jan 8 '18 at 13:11

R&

which refers to

me!

• How it refers to 'me'? – IQ WANTER Jan 4 '18 at 16:33
• @IQWANTER Me, because I'm Rand. – Rand al'Thor Jan 4 '18 at 16:34

It could be

へR. That is the Japanese katakana for "he", making the phrase "her" (which refers to a person). Similarly, it could also be:

Rユ (Ryu (name): katakana 'yu')
Ræ (Rae (name): "ash", letter in Danish and Norwegian, among others)
Rໃ (Ray (name): Lao vowel sign 'ay')
Rᢰ (Roy (name): Canadian syllabics 'oy')
Rꀓ (Rex (name): Yi syllable 'ex')
R𐑪 (Ron (name): Shavian letter 'on')
ᓯR (Sir: Canadian syllabics 'si')
*R (Starr (last name of a Beatles drummer): asterisk)
R& (Ayn Rand or Rand al'Thor, as stated in other answers)

All of these are symbols in some language.

• however, "You cannot add any letter" and many of these symbols are letters. – Radovan Garabík Jan 4 '18 at 15:36
• @RadovanGarabíkOnly æ and 𐑪 are letters; the others are characters in syllabaries or abugidas, scripts that don't have letters. – Deusovi Jan 4 '18 at 15:47
• that's... debatable, but I guess could be conceded for the purpose of the puzzle :-) – Radovan Garabík Jan 4 '18 at 15:50

R@

rat: a person who abandons or betrays his or her party or associates, especially in a time of trouble.

R￥
R(Ar) + ￥(Yen)

Which is likely to pronounce Aryan (A member of the ancient Aryan people)

Using the same logic as Kyle:

R& for writer Ayn Rand.

1. R. (adding a dot/period/full stop). This initial refers, obviously, to someone whose name starts with R (e.g. yours truly).

2. R2. This refers (e.g. affectionately) to R2-D2, if we consider him/her/it a person (I would!).

3. R: Used to denote direct speech by someone whose name starts with R (can be argued to be a special case of 1., where the period is dropped)

• "yours truly" doesn't start with R; it starts with Y! :-P – Rand al'Thor Jan 4 '18 at 17:46

It's common to refer to people in an online chat (or even in comments here on Stack Exchange) by preceding it with a specific non-letter symbol, like so:

@R