Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 16:04:06 -0500 From: Donald Larmouth Subject: Re: ornery My father was from western Kentucky (Madisonville), and though he suc= cessfully=20 cultivated an Inland Northern linguistic fa=E7ade, when he was at eas= e he used=20 the term often, pronouncing it with two syllables [a:nri], as in "the= dawg was=20 gittin' [a:nri]. I never heard him say it any other way. Here in NE W= isconsin=20 it's pronounced with three syllables, more or less like it's spelled. DWL