iron: /@r/ vs syllabic /r/

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Aug 11 15:41:00 UTC 2000

larry horn:
  On a related subject, since I didn't get any response last time I
  mentioned it, do any other listees (from NYC or elsewhere) share my
  native ['ay at rniy] pronunciation for "irony"...

i do (or did; in professorial mode i now have onset r rather than
nuclear r).  "irony" was homophonous with "iron-y", as in
"this water has a iron-y taste".

arnold (zwicky at, a bit older than larry,
  from a bit southwest of nyc

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