_apricot, caramel_

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Dec 19 05:25:41 UTC 2011

DARE shows for "apricot" (as I would IPA-ize them):

/ejprIkat/, /ejprIkOt/, /ejp at rkat/, /ejp at rkOt/ (72%, widespread except Nth)

/&prIkat/, /&prIkOt/ (28%, chiefly Nth)

... where the /I/ is a barred (centralized) small-cap "i", /@r/ is the
"er" sound.

I.e., it's APP-ricot (mostly Northern), versus either APE-ricot or
APE-ercot (these mostly non-Northern) (says DARE ... I think). DARE
doesn't give a choice like APP-ercot ... although I suppose some must
say it so.

I guess I'm a Northern type (/&prIkat/ or so).

-- Doug Wilson

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

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