Snap Dragon Girl (jfran2258) wrote in linguaphiles,
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English - A curious case of "r"

I recently noticed that my mother inserts an "r" sound into the word "wash" such that it sounds like [wAr\S]. I haven't heard anyone else say it like this. We live in Houston, TX and she grew up in Dallas, Texas and is 60 years old. I'm wondering if this is unique to her or if this phenomenon is common for those of her age and place of birth.

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