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View Poll Results: How do you say "milk"?
"Milk", rhymes with "silk" or "ilk" 322 85.41%
"Melk", rhymes with "elk" 49 13.00%
Other 6 1.59%
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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did her Mary sound like what you thought mightyqueen was saying with MAY-ree?
Sort of. It sounded like a much "harder" and pronounced "A" with more definition between the two syllables and less of a soft "h" sound between the two syllables. But it doesn't sound like "MAY" - it sounds more like "MEER" ry to me. More "r" and less "hr."
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Old 01-06-2014, 09:59 PM
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Another word I notice a lot is that some people pronounce "Auto" as "Otto". My sister once had a boyfriend named Otto, and my close friend had a German shepherd named Otto. When I hear people talk about buying an Otto, it sounds funny to me.
How do you pronounce those two?
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know you're not asking me, but auto starts with an "aww" sound, otto with an "ah" sound.

How would you pronounce them?
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:29 PM
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know you're not asking me, but auto starts with an "aww" sound, otto with an "ah" sound.

How would you pronounce them?
The same, like you pronounce "Otto".
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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The pronunciation transcriptions are extremely confusing. I suspect you're imagining a different sound than we intend. Hairy rhymes with "air", which is what mightqueen means by "HAY -ree". Harry does not. This might help:


Mary marry merry - YouTube
Thanks. That's the one I was looking for, but somehow it didn't pop up when I did my search.

No f words required.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:08 AM
 
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How do you pronounce those two?
Auto = AW-toe

Otto = AH-toe
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Ok since no one else is going to do it, hell, I will. Here is ME, pronouncing the words in question:

Vocaroo | Voice message

OK and let's add "auto" as well.

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Hey, that's pretty cool!

Your "Mary" sounds the same as my "Mary". However, your "marry" and your "merry" also sounds the same as my "Mary"!

Your "Auto" and "Otto" sound the same, and are like I would say "Otto".

Bet you don't say "tawk" and "cawfee", either.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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Milk rhymes with silk.

Originally from Massachusetts.

Years ago (mid to late 90's) when I was in the Air Force I was watching an infomercial on TV about a special pillow filled with buckwheat husks called the Sobakowa Pillow.....

The hostess of the infomercial was a blonde lady and she kept pronouncing the word PILLOW as PELLOW..

She must have said the word PELLOW at least 200 times during that freaking infomercial....

I wanted to throw my TV out of the window!!!!!!!!!!!!......

Don't you think that a prerequisite of hosting an infomercial on national TV about a PILLOW should be....

THAT YOU CAN FREAKING PRONOUNCE THE WORD PILLOW CORRECTLY!!!!!!!!......

I can't believe the producer, director, or the owner of the PILLOW company didn't pick up on it!!!!!!

Seriously.....

She said PELLOW at least 200 times.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Hey, that's pretty cool!

Your "Mary" sounds the same as my "Mary". However, your "marry" and your "merry" also sounds the same as my "Mary"!

Your "Auto" and "Otto" sound the same, and are like I would say "Otto".

Bet you don't say "tawk" and "cawfee", either.
Well, let's see! (It's hard to really know how we sound to other people so I'll let you decide!)

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Old 01-07-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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Milk rhymes with silk.

Originally from Massachusetts.

Years ago (mid to late 90's) when I was in the Air Force I was watching an infomercial on TV about a special pillow filled with buckwheat husks called the Sobakowa Pillow.....

The hostess of the infomercial was a blonde lady and she kept pronouncing the word PILLOW as PELLOW..

She must have said the word PELLOW at least 200 times during that freaking infomercial....

I wanted to throw my TV out of the window!!!!!!!!!!!!......

Don't you think that a prerequisite of hosting an infomercial on national TV about a PILLOW should be....

THAT YOU CAN FREAKING PRONOUNCE THE WORD PILLOW CORRECTLY!!!!!!!!......

I can't believe the producer, director, or the owner of the PILLOW company didn't pick up on it!!!!!!

Seriously.....

She said PELLOW at least 200 times.
Oh I can so relate!!!!

There's a particular commercial about something, I can't remember what, but it plays on XM/Sirius radio all the time on the news channels (so much for commercial free radio, huh - but I digress). Anyway, the guy says "DOLE-er" instead of "dollar" OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. It drives me absolutely insane!
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