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.
gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dfjp.com