Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:21:04 -0800

From: Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU

Subject: Re: /er/ /ar/ (was: Merzouri)

With apologies for straying still a bit further from American dialects,

the same development has occurred in some Dutch dialects (e.g. standard

kerk [kErIk] 'church' becomes [karIk]) and in some Low Saxon ("Low

German") dialects in Germany.

Double apologies from me. Peter McGraw mentions the Dutch [karIk], to

which I would append Swabian Karrich (for Kirche 'church').

Peter R.