Re: USAGE: English, Masculine, Feminine
|From:||Elliott Lash <erelion12@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, June 15, 2004, 20:27|
--- Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...> wrote:
> Emaelivpeith Emily:
> > emily says [ ho:mz ]. I have one of those
> interesting speech registers
> > that notes all three vowels in Mary, Marry & Merry
> (which Pacific Coast
> > speakers hear & say as an even [ E ] instead)
> Apologies for contributing to YAEPT, but I'm
> curious... I'm one of
> those Pacific Coast speakers, and I'd like to know
> what vowel values
> you have for Mary, Marry, and Merry.
> Do you also have distinct vowels in Caught vs Cot?
> They both have [A]
> for me, but I'm told it's more common to have [O]
> and [A],
I'm from New York, right outside NYC, and I say,
/mE:@ri/ with a slight diphthong for Mary
/m&:ri/ for Marry, although occasionally I suppose
I say /mE:@ri/ for this too.
/mEri/ for merry.
/kOt/ for caught
/kAt/ for cot
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