On 3-11-99, M. Willoughby wrote: "Hmm, both Mary and marry come out with the first syllable rhyming with "bear" for me ( /mE@ri/, I guess) but I say married, /m&: rid/. Merry is always very distinct, /mEri/." bear is different from all of the above! "vowel harmony, do you say sinnimin /'sIn Im ,In/ for 'cinnamon?'" Yep, /sinimin/. BB ********* I'm a kinky, queer, bisexual genderfucker. And they say, "write what you know." -Cecilia Tan, 'Writing Sex,' OutWrite 1999 You need to have a magpie mind. I think you need to like shiny things. -Samuel R. Delaney on what it takes to be a scifi writer, OutWrite 1999 Only 296 shopping days left before the end of the world.