Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 09:24:08 -0400

From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATLAS.UGA.EDU

Subject: Sherbert

I have no explanation for this one, besides something like

word-internal syllable-rhyme. The pronunciation with two r's seems to be

very common in the American Northern region, from my own experience, but

I don't know about any survey research on the item.

Regards, Bill


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