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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], > respectively. >
I'm from New York, right outside NYC, and I say, approximately: /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 Elliott :) __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Take Yahoo! Mail with you! Get it on your mobile phone.