Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 10:14:56 -0500
From: Mark Mandel
Subject: hearn

>>>> David Sutcliffe >>>>
Any comments on _hearn_ past participle of "hear", as in (presumably rural or old-fashioned) "I ain't hearn tell of that".


I have seed ;-)\ this PP in dialog, and now in discussion here on ADS-L, but in neither context have I found a clue as to
whether the vowel is as in "hear" ([i] + rhotic schwa-glide) or "heard" (vocalic r). Which is it?

-- Mark

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