[Ads-l] arrow-space

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 13:53:39 EDT 2017


Is there any other way to pronounce it?

I remember seeing a linguistics educational cartoon in Jr. High.

In one of the scenes, a character says that he can determine where someone is from by they way they pronounce the words "merry," "Mary" and "marry."

I remember thinking - "but they are all pronounced the same!"  Only years later, when I went East for school, did I appreciate the various ways some people distinguish among those words.

I guess I feel the same way about aero and arrow.

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There might be a difference in my pronunciation, but I think they=E2=80=99=
re the same. BB

> On 6 Aug 2017, at 07:19, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> =
wrote:
>=20
> At a meeting this week, two different people pronounced "aerospace" as =
something close to /arrow-space/.  Has anyone else heard this?
>=20
> - Jim Landau

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