Bre'r; mea culpa

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Thu Aug 16 23:02:21 UTC 2001

dinis? What dInIs? This dInIs didn't say nothing nout there bein' no
loss of /r/ intervocalically. Happens all over the place (in good


>At 01:52 PM 8/15/01 -0400, you wrote:
>>My eldest uncle was called [br@] by his siblings.  Strangely, when my
>>eldest aunt read "Uncle Remus" to us, she said "[brEr] Rabbit"!
>>>I neglected to point out that this is from western South Carolina,
>>>and white.
>BTW, re the comment by dInIs, I have a cousin (also western SC) who is
>r-less in "carry"; for him, it is indeed "ca'y."

Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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