Pronunciation of kefir

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 20 01:20:27 UTC 2014

Gospodin imwitty might help us with the Caucasian etymon. My Russian
dictionary gives it final stress ~[keh-FEAR].
     [KEY-fur] strikes me as a typical 'Mercan stress-fronting reaction to
elegantese end-stress.

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