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Re: Conspelling

From:Dennis Paul Himes <dennis@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 18, 2000, 17:43
Muke Tever <alrivera@...> wrote:
> > It takes a mod to make G hard before E? Any reason for that choice?
Standard spelling words such as "guest" vs. "gesture".
> I have fairy/ferry, bury/berry, vary/very > all sound alike, but 'marry' has an /{/ for me, not an /e/ least more > /{/-like than /e/, although it becomes more e-like in careless speech.. > It's the same 'short-a' as in 'arrow'.
Back when the Mary/marry/merry question last came up I mentioned that /&r/ seemed to be illegal in my dialect, but since then realized that it occurs in "arrow", which has a different initial vowel than "marry".
> > The vowels in "care" and "pet" sound the same to you? > > I'm pretty sure they're the same...
For me the difference between these vowels is more noticable than the difference between the vowels in "fairy" and "ferry". The latter pair can sound similar in rapid speech, but not the former. =========================================================================== Dennis Paul Himes <> Disclaimer: "True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse 96-99