Date: Mon, 7 Jul 1997 13:57:08 -0500

From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM

Subject: RE Boyer or BOOyer

Anecdotally, I'd have to say that's an aberration. My roots and my family are from southern

Missouri, and except for the Arkansas-Missouri variation of the Southern accent, there's no

reason except family preference that Boyer shouldn't be pronounced BOI-err.

Looking at the way the jaw is set when that particular vowel is pronounced, though, does remind

me of that peculiar variation of the Southern accent found in Missouri and Arkansas.

Grant Barrett