Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 08:00:32 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: Ornery Kathleen
At 3:09 PM 10/11/95 -0700, Tom Uharriet wrote:
As a general rule, can we say that _ornery_ usually has three
syllables in the eastern states and two in the west? And that the
first "r" is pronounced in the east?
If Texas counts as the west, we can't say that. At least in East and
Central Texas, "ornery" has has two syllables and both "r"s.
It may lose the first "r" in West Texas; I'm not sure.
Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com