Beh-ril, burr'uhl, and burl

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Fri Jul 21 19:20:41 UTC 2006

I, of Salt Lake City but edjicated, say "berr'-uhl".

--- "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:

> Do we have another "merry, Mary, marry"?  Various
> television
> personalities (are news readers and weather mappers
> "personalities"?)
> in the Northeast are saying
> beh-ril (like "trill")
> burr'uhl (like "mull") --many speakers
>     and
> burl (as in Ives the folk singer)
> Are these regional?  (I, of New York City but
> educated, say "beh-ril").
> Joel
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