Kregg vs. Craig

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 20 18:01:10 UTC 2002

At 11:43 AM -0400 7/20/02, sagehen wrote:
>  >Ed Keer said:
>>>Actually, I didn't. I do keep my Marys distinct from
>>>my marries. It's just that I don't distinguish merry
>>>and Murray or ferry and furry.
>  ~~~~~
>Does the pronunciation of /bury/ fit into one of these divisions? I've
>always pronounced it the same as /berry/, but one of my kids says "burry"
>--like /furry/--which I thought she *might* have picked up during the year
>she spent at school in England at age 12, though I don't remember hearing
>that pronunciation there, myself.  One of the NPR news readers (Norah
>Rahm?) also uses this pronunciation.  It always sounds odd to me.
>A. Murie

How about good ol'-fashioned spelling pronuciation as an explanation
for this one?  "bury" doesn't LOOK as though it should be a homonym
of "berry".


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