spelling pronunciation--words in -or

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 20 04:13:16 UTC 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Scot LaFaive <slafaive at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3/19/09, Jim Parish <jparish at siue.edu> wrote:
>> It's been years since I last saw the cartoon, but I'm fairly certain that
>> Marvin the Martian spoke of his "Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space
>> Modulator", with the /or/ pronunciation, in "Hare-Way to the Stars"
>> (1958).
> You are correct, sir.


2:28 Perhaps a little more open than open O.

3:37 RP schwa (unstressed), but at 3:42, it's back to the opener open O.

4:06 just a simple RP reversed epsilon, lengthened considerably and
with corresponding stress.

6:03  Open O.

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