In the provincial dialects these words are even now pronounced beer, teer, sweer.
Sweet i' the bed and sweer up i' the morning was ne'er a gude housewife.
I'm sweer to part with him, but canna stem the current which flows from the advice of his patrons and his own inclination.
Whatever as thou sayest oi will sweer to; but I would reyther change places.
Ye've admitted that the half-breeds are baith deid; and John Baptist will sweer that ye had their canoe and Cambon's gun.