Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 13:55|
> >>Mary = /me:rij/ "short" e
> >Yes, that's /e:/ in CXS.
> And /E:/ in my dialect.
I of course pronounce them [mejr\i], [m&ri], and [mEri] as God intended.
More to the point, I think this is the traditional East Coast (of the
U.S.) pronunciation that Emily (I think it was Emily) was originally
asking for. And while I do unround short o's, giving [kAt] for cot,
I don't unround the long version, giving [lO:] for law. ([Q] in English
gives me the impression of someone trying to catch flies orally.)
The younger generation is losing both of these, I think.
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