[Ads-l] arrow-space

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 6 14:47:49 EDT 2017


keiro? care-oh? IPA anyone?

> On 6 Aug 2017, at 11:30, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> 
>> On Aug 6, 2017, at 2:23 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM <mailto: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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>>>> Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
>>>> Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 10:27:53 AM
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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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