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Stunning news about Mary!

I had no idea

by Anonymousreply 2306/14/2013

Link to full series. I'm also shocked about sneakers.

by Anonymousreply 106/10/2013

Ridiculous exaggerations. And everyone knows San Francisco is "They City."

by Anonymousreply 206/10/2013

"They City"???

by Anonymousreply 306/10/2013

Can we please stop reacting to other people's typos? It's so boring.

by Anonymousreply 406/10/2013

How about if I just respond to you, r4?

You're a flaming dipshit.

by Anonymousreply 506/10/2013


by Anonymousreply 606/10/2013

The City is part of London.

by Anonymousreply 706/10/2013

So how can these people possibly pronounce these words in a different way?

by Anonymousreply 806/12/2013

I'm guessing maybe "meh ree" and "Mare Ree" and "Muhr ree"

by Anonymousreply 906/12/2013

Oooooooh, Maaaaaaaaary.......

by Anonymousreply 1006/12/2013

I thought that dr on ER was "Kerry" for years and it turned out her name was Carrie.

by Anonymousreply 1106/12/2013

R8 -

Merry = Meh-ree Mary = Mare(as in the female horse)-ree Marry = Ma(pronounced as in the French for 'mine')-ree

by Anonymousreply 1206/12/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 1306/12/2013

How else [italic]would[/italic] you pronounce them except as elucidated in R13?

by Anonymousreply 1406/12/2013

None of those are different R13.

by Anonymousreply 1506/12/2013

That's so funny, R15. You're right, I suppose. They couldn't sound more different to me, but I am from NJ.

by Anonymousreply 1606/12/2013

How is Marie Claire pronounced?

by Anonymousreply 1706/12/2013

Depends, R17. Is it French? Then mah'-ree CLAIR. If it's English, I imagine it's muh-REE clair.

by Anonymousreply 1806/12/2013

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"

by Anonymousreply 1906/12/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 2006/12/2013

I'm not buying Marry as in Cat. Marry as in Murray or Marry as in Mud I might buy.

by Anonymousreply 2106/14/2013

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


by Anonymousreply 2206/14/2013

I don't understand how anyone could teach such a subtle difference in pronunciation such that all the people in a region would do it.

by Anonymousreply 2306/14/2013
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