[Ads-l] arrow-space

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 14:26:54 EDT 2017


The distinctions can be elusive.  One of my teachers tried the same
experiment on us years ago.

Like Larry (rhymes with "marry"), I pronounced all three differently.

He insisted that my "Mary" and "merry" sounded the exactly the same.

At least to him.

JL

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On 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.
>
> Exactly.  (I posted before reading this.)
>
> LH
> >
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> > Subject: Re: arrow-space
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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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