Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1993 00:56:29 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: modren metathesis Not exactly a metathesis, but more of a non-contiguous assimilation (?) is an interesting form I have heard independently from two East Texas speakers, but have never noted being mentioned in the literature, or in regional surveys: "obliberate" for . Have any of you other Southern fieldworkers run into this one? I'd be interested in any references. Thanks. Merry Christmas and "Christmas gift!" (a little early), Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU