Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 19:16:04 EDT
From: Zman890[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]aol.com
Subject: the American epenthetic "r"
Dear fellow linguists,
I am desperately searching for information about the epenthetic
"r" found in words like "warsh" (wash) and Warshington (Washington).
I know that this phenomena is only found in certain American dialects
(perhaps in Northern California, Oregon, and Idaho), however that is
as much as I have been able to find. I would really appreciate any
anecdotal, as well as quantitative information concerning this
Thank you in advance,
Jennifer van Vorst