Kregg vs. Craig
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sun Jul 21 23:55:39 UTC 2002
On Sat, 20 Jul 2002, Laurence Horn wrote:
#>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.
#How about good ol'-fashioned spelling pronuciation as an explanation
#for this one? "bury" doesn't LOOK as though it should be a homonym
Is that "furry"*
with rhotic schwa (or rhotic turned-epsilon)
with /^/ (wedge)?
I have the latter vowel in "hurry", the former in "furry".
* none of those should be in slashes, since they're plainly not phonemic
-- Mark A. Mandel
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