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On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 06:35:57 -0400, J. 'Mach' Wust
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> I've always been wondering if there are varieties where the distinction of
> _Mary, merry, marry_ is preserved if the /r/ is not followed by a vowel?

If it's not followed by a vowel, it isn't beginning a new syllable, so
things are different anyway.



On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 13:07:03 +0200, Jean-François Colson
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> Quickscript (a successor of the Shavian alphabet) uses the letters /eI/ + /r/ to
> write /E@r/, making |they're| and |there| identical.

They're identical for me, too - I pronounce all three of |they're
their there| the same (roughly, [DE@]).

I believe this is the norm; compare the number of google hits for
misspellings such as "their going", which makes most sense if both
words are pronounced identically.




On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 13:19:16 +0200, Jean-François Colson
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> BTW How do you pronounce |it'd|? Do you insert a vowel between /t/ and /d/ or do you succeed to say
> [Itd]?

I say [It@d].

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