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Tristan McLeay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>(On a related note, when chatting to other Australians/on Australian
>forums etc., people sometimes write <yer>, which I presume to be standing
>for 'yeah' because I've never heard /j2:/. The Macquarie Dictionary
>lists <yair> as an alternative spelling for 'yeah', but I've never seen
>it. Is <yer> seen elsewhere?)

I've used "yer" for "your" quite a few times. It sounds the same (do NOT
start!) as unstressed "your" does *here* (repeat!).

M