Date: Tue, 11 Jan 1994 10:55:43 -0500 From: Keith Denning Subject: Re: retroflex r Joe- According to D.A.R.E., vol. I, p.xl-xli, you will find a band of curved band about 650 miles wide of non- or lessened retroflexion of /r/ stretching from central and southern TX upwards through NM, AZ, southwest CO, UT, NV,northeast OR, southwest ID and most of WA, and another blanketing the Dakotas. Other r-full areas (i.e., those other than the Eastern and Gulf coasts) are described as having 'full retroflexion'. Keith