[Ads-l] arrow-space

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 14:41:38 EDT 2017


Good thing you wrote "carry."

If it had been "Carrie," they could all have been the same person.


JL

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 2:33 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On 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
>
> Another minimal triple, just to give poor Mary a rest:
>
> Carey (former NY governor, or pop singer—no relation)
> carry
> Kerry
>
> >
> > 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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