[Ads-l] arrow-space

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 6 14:22:42 EDT 2017


> On Aug 6, 2017, at 1:53 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> 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.

Exactly.  (I posted before reading this.)

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