Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:21:04 -0800 From: Peter Richardson 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.