[Ads-l] arrow-space

Margaret Winters mewinters at WAYNE.EDU
Sun Aug 6 16:05:37 EDT 2017


When I lived in S. Illinois I was told to use the vowel in Karo syrop for the the city where the Mississippi and the Ohio rivers meet - I'm not a native speaker (at all!) but was told this by locals.


I've always assumed that Pretty Saro was a nickname for Sarah and thus that the vowel is similar.


Margaret


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MARGARET E WINTERS
Former Provost
Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

mewinters at wayne.edu



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

Like “Karo”, the corn syrup
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>> On 6 Aug 2017, at 11:17, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> "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."
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>> At least for me.
>>
>> JL
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>> On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 1:53 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>>> 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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