No more the "awe" sound in USA

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Feb 2 05:03:00 UTC 2014

On Feb 1, 2014, at 8:29 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

> On Feb 1, 2014, at 6:08 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>> It would be interesting to see if people without the cot/caught merger adopt the merger pronunciation for "Seahawks" (and "hawk" in general) as a result of the Superbowl.
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA
> They won't get to me.  'Hawks they are and 'Hawks they will remain, win or lose.
> But you can't go by me; I'll never even merge my Maries, marries, and merries.

Haha. Someone once convinced me that I have two pronunciations for that triplet. I think it's the verb that differs, but I suspect maybe it's the verbiness.

BTW, isn't it Marys?

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