Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 09:24:08 -0400 From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." 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 ****************************************************************************** Bill Kretzschmar Phone: 706-542-2246 Dept. of English (Park 317) FAX: 706-542-2181 University of Georgia Internet: billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Athens, GA 30602-6205 Atlas Web Page: