How to pronounce "Wilkes-Barre"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 29 02:17:16 UTC 2013

On Jan 28, 2013, at 7:58 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

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> -Wilson
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> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
> to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
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Curiously, for me it's none of the above, but rather "Wilkes-Barry", which for me--but I guess not for Pennsylvanians, fails to merge with "Wilkes-Berry".  (marry/merry revisited)


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