silent letters (was broadcasters)

David Bergdahl einstein at FROGNET.NET
Thu Aug 10 18:07:04 UTC 2000

Bob Haas wrote:

> Not for Popeye.  Has anyone out there ever encountered anyone who pronounces
> "iron" with two syllables like the cartoon character?

I've heard EYE-un quite a lot when I was growing up in NY; here in SE Ohio
there's a town Ironton whose native pronounce it ARN-t'n ... no "o" [nb scare
quotes] in either.

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