The Oxford Companion to the English Language
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(4) In RP, long with a schwa glide before r: hero, serious. (5) In RP, often when
stressed before r (unless followed by another vowel), the phonetically long,
central sound in her: infer, inferred, certain (but not as in peril). (6) Schwa in
This syllabic r or the schwa which has replaced it may combine with a preceding
long vowel or diphthong to form a single syllable, with the result that such words
as lair, layer are homophones and rhyme with mayor/mare and prayer. In acre ...
SCHOLARLY APPARATUS. See academic USAGE, NOTES AND
REFERENCES. SCHWA [Late 19c: from German schwa, from Hebrew shwa, from
shaw", emptiness. Hebrew grammarians traditionally mark consonants with signs
referred to ...
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