Re Names, was re Hexwood's, Goon
sodgers at tassie.net.au
Tue Mar 12 08:50:29 EST 2002
> >I know people who pronounce all of Mary, merry and marry identically -
There must be a real shift in vowels somewhere. Mind you, it's the "oo"
sound that always makes me blink.
We manage at least four sounds for that.
Wood or stood - short oo
Stool or pool - medium oo
Tuesday or new - has a yew complete with Y
Shoot or suit - long oo.
And I believe that some Brits add the Tuesday vowel to shoot, suit etc.
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