Arnold M. Zwicky
zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Feb 8 04:08:47 UTC 2005
On Feb 7, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
> One more bit of hypercorrection, this time eliminating the dreaded
> /r/ in New England:
>> [From a former student:] Seen when shopping on ebay for a mirror to
>> in my newly remodeled bathroom. Here is the description:
>> This auction is for a beautiful country-style, white vanity mirror
>> two storage draws. ..
so this isn't hypercorrection, but just representation of the writer's
variety. (in your examples, the /r/ isn't word-final, much less
still, a nice example.
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