February = Feb-rury/Feb-ury

neil neil at TYPOG.CO.UK
Mon Mar 5 13:27:05 UTC 2007

Is this an indicator of class or regional pronunciation?

As a limey, sometimes I say Feb-rury, and sometimes Feb-ru-ary.

"ATF knows tomorrow's February." He pronounced both rs, He hated it when
people made it rhyme with ŒJanuary¹.
--Loren D, Estleman, ŒStress¹, 1996 [Robert Hale, London, 1997, 253]

Neil Crawford

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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