pirates in the Gulf of X

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Dec 6 20:00:07 UTC 2008

At 12/6/2008 11:22 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

>the AR spelling is used by speakers (like Burnett himself) who would
>appear to be rhotic; presumably they got it (ultimately) from non-
>rhotic speakers.  but how do they pronounce ARDEN?

Presumably, and appropriately, "aarrgh-den", on Speak Like a Pirate Day.


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