Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 16:24:31 -0400
From: Beverly Flanigan
Subject: Re: hearn

I've had a chance to check out Mark's query now, and consensus seems to be
that it's the former pronunciation that's used by older AppEng speakers
([i] plus schwar)--in both 'hearn' (very rare now) and 'heard' (in both
past and p.p. forms, I believe). And 'seed' is indeed used too.

At , you wrote:
>At 10:14 AM 5/13/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>>> 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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