Rudolph C Troike rtroike at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Sun Aug 19 04:37:18 UTC 2001


        You grew up closer to the source than I did, but I don't think
I've heard anyone "drop" the -/r/- in <carry> who didn't also vocalize it
in final position, though Arnold argues that these are different. If it is
syllabified as /kaer-iy/, the two fall together. Or could there be a
re-etymologization of this as <care> + <y>? Is the -/r/- dropped in Larry,
Mary, leary, berry, bury, sorry? I've often seen <carry> represented as
"ca'y" in transcriptions of AAVE, but don't recall other examples (one
exception: <ta'pin> for <terrapin>).


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