[Ads-l] arrow-space

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 6 14:30:10 EDT 2017


> On Aug 6, 2017, at 2:23 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Does this mean “pair oh”? I’ve never heard a Cairoite pronounce the town’s name. BB

Like “Karo”, the corn syrup
> 
>> On 6 Aug 2017, at 11:17, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> 
>> "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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