[Ads-l] arrow-space

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 14:17:46 EDT 2017


"Arrow" rhymes with "sparrow," "marrow," and "harrow," but "aero" rhymes
with the local pronunciation of "Cairo," Illinois. Or "pair o'," as in
"pair o' words that rhyme."

At least for me.

JL

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 1:53 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> 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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