[Ads-l] arrow-space

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 14:42:53 EDT 2017


Whoa! That *is* weird!

JL

On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Aug 6, 2017, at 2:28 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > "Pair o'" rhymes with "pharaoh."
> >
> > Unless you say "farrow."
> >
> > JL
>
> Note here and elsewhere the effect of the double <rr>, i.e. arV vs. arrV.
> I even distinguish “Gary” (Indiana, Sheffield, Payton) from “Garry” (Moore,
> Marshall, Shandling).
>
> LH
>
> >
> > 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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> >>>> Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:27:53 AM
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> >>>> Subject: Re: arrow-space
> >>>>
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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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> >>
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> >
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