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]> Watch the Reply-To!