[Ads-l] arrow-space

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 6 14:19:43 EDT 2017


I distinguish them, but then I distinguish “Mary” (as in aerospace) from “marry” (as in arrowspace), not to mention “merry” (as in errospace, which is sorta how I’d pronounce “error-space” if I were non-rhotic).

LH

> On Aug 6, 2017, at 1:25 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Not that particular example, but I don't find it surprising. The contrast
> between  /'æɹ/ and /'ɑɹ/  before an unstressed vowel is pretty small.
> 
> Mark
> 
> On Aug 6, 2017 10:19 AM, "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
> 
>> At a meeting this week, two different people pronounced "aerospace" as
>> something close to /arrow-space/.  Has anyone else heard this?
>> 
>> - Jim Landau
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