Re Names, was re Hexwood's, Goon

Sally Odgers sodgers at
Tue Mar 12 09:43:46 EST 2002

> > >I know people who pronounce all of Mary, merry and marry identically -

Mind you, my son produces a very odd vowel when he's disagreeing in a musing
sort of tone.

Nyairrrrrrr, with lip well lifted. Since I assume it's meant to be "No" I
can't imagine where the air comes from. Is it dervied from Nah? Or Russian


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