Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 17:09:53 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: ornery > > Here in NE Wisconsin [ornery is] > > pronounced with three syllables, more or less like it's spelled. > > DWL > > Do they pronounce both r's ? > > Does anyone know why/when the first r is not pronounced? Isn't it? It is for me: or-nuh-ry. Speaking of "or" words, does anybody else find it odd that "bore" is given in the Fromkin-Rodman chart of key words to represent "aw"? My students couldn't figure out why there were different symbols for the vowel in "boat" and the vowel in "bore." I told them to ignore "bore" and substitute "paw." (We then discussed briefly the horse/hoarse distinction, but I do think a more consistently pronounced key word should be given in an introductory textbook.) --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]