"open o" loss -- "Ahh" (as in --berry)

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Fri Apr 25 04:00:29 UTC 2008

While the writer of the attached note clearly has a spelling
problem, it's _possible_ that some of the errors reflect
attempts to spell words as they sound to the writer. "Thay"
and "strowberry" are two examples. "Bare" and "fore" are two

"Hi I would like two know if anyone have any everbearing
strowberry plants that thay can bare two part with I live in XXXX and
would not like two travel two fore."

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