Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 08:00:32 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull 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]