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On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 17:02:42 +0100, Joe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
>
> [Mary, marry, merry; grass]
> >Jeepers creepers, am I the only one left who says [mer\i], [m&r\i],
> >[mEr\i], and [gr&s], the way God intended?  Eheu, fugaces!  :-)
>
> Well, the only American, perhaps.  I have the same as you, except with
> [mE:r\i] instead of [mer\i].

As do I for the three m.*ry words - though |Mary| appears to have
[mE:r\i] ~ [mE:@r\i] in free variation - but I have [gra:s] rather
than [gr&s] (or [grA:s]? Not sure of the exact quality).

Cheers,
--
Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>
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