[Ads-l] arrow-space

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 14:28:25 EDT 2017


"Pair o'" rhymes with "pharaoh."

Unless you say "farrow."

JL

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 2:26 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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>> > 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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