Ridiculous exaggerations. And everyone knows San Francisco is "They City."
Can we please stop reacting to other people's typos? It's so boring.
How about if I just respond to you, r4?
You're a flaming dipshit.
The City is part of London.
So how can these people possibly pronounce these words in a different way?
I'm guessing maybe "meh ree" and "Mare Ree" and "Muhr ree"
I thought that dr on ER was "Kerry" for years and it turned out her name was Carrie.
Merry = Meh-ree
Mary = Mare(as in the female horse)-ree
Marry = Ma(pronounced as in the French for 'mine')-ree
Merry = Very, with an "m" instead of a "v.'
Mary = Scary, with an "m" instead of "sc.'
Marry = Larry, with an "m" instead of an "l."
How else [italic]would[/italic] you pronounce them except as elucidated in R13?
None of those are different R13.
That's so funny, R15. You're right, I suppose. They couldn't sound more different to me, but I am from NJ.
How is Marie Claire pronounced?
Depends, R17. Is it French? Then mah'-ree CLAIR. If it's English, I imagine it's muh-REE clair.
I'll try to explain my version of r13. It's all in the vowel.
Merry is with a short "e" like in bed, let, or sex.
Marry is with a short "a" like in bad, cat, or Matt.
And I'd argue that Mary could either be just like Marry with a short "a" or as others above are saying, like "mare" (the horse) which is a dipthong with a very gentle long "a" gliding into a short "e"
"The city" is what anyone, anywhere calls the nearest, largest urban center. The idea that it should refer to only one particular city is arrogant and asinine.
I'm not buying Marry as in Cat. Marry as in Murray or Marry as in Mud I might buy.
The WIktionary entry for each word has audio examples of both pronunciations: that of people who pronounce all three vowels differently and that of those who don't.
Mary vs merry is the most subtle and difficult to describe: in IPA
mɛəɹi / mɛri
Marry is the easiest to discern the difference: in IPA