> >> Definitely, American English probably kept final /r/ dues to
> >> large Scots and Irish presence, as well as the Germans, whotended
> >> to learn prescriptive English at school --hence MidwesternEnglish
> >> as the US standardIt pleases me to note that I have made you interested in your roots.
> > Try listening to the retroflex /r/ of this sample of Leids (from
> > Leyden) dialect, eg in 'woord' at 0:10.
> > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbuJpyfEqFw
> > To my ear, that /r/ is closer to the Standard American /r/ than
> > anything I've heard in Scots.
> > Torsten
> Impressive !
> It sounds like CNN with a sore throat !
> Torsten, you should be elected Cybalist Guru.