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GardenGal

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #20460 on: September 19, 2016, 03:23:31 PM »
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our and hour as a pair and I could not, for the life of me figure out how to make them sound the same.  (for me, our and are sound the same, but hour is a two-syllable word).

I'm from New York City, and to me our and hour sound the same and both usually two syllable words, although I do sometimes say our as a one syllable word. When I use our as a two syllable word it seems a little more formal, though I can't think why that would be.

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« Reply #20461 on: September 19, 2016, 04:35:04 PM »

Where I live, marry and Mary sound the same, while merry is different.  In this case, anyone who heard her name would think Mary, but it was written down as Mery (so it should've sounded more like merry).

I need a lie down.... I just hope Merry Mary never marries, or I'll be even more confused  ;)

Have you ever heard the song Marry Mary Mac at a renaissance faire?

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/carbonleaf/marymac.html

"Mary Mac"

There's a neat little lass and her name is Mary Mac
Make no mistake, she's the girl I'm gonna track
Lot of other fellas want to get up on her back
But I'm thinking that they'll have to get up early

Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me
My mother's making me marry Mary Mac
Well I'm going to marry Mary for when Mary's taking care of me
We'll all be feeling merry when I marry Mary Mac
KAIYUT-LIT-L-LOT-LIT-L-LOTL-LEETLE-UM

This wee little lass she has a lot of class
She has a lot of brass and her mother thinks I'm gas
I think she's an bacon-fed knave to let the matter pass
But my mother thinks she suits me rather fairly

Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me
My mother's making me marry Mary Mac
Well I'm going to marry Mary for when Mary's taking care of me
We'll all be feeling merry when I marry Mary Mac
KAIYUT-LIT-L-LOT-LIT-L-LOTL-LEETLE-UM



pattycake

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #20462 on: September 19, 2016, 04:50:43 PM »
^^^
Here you are:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6bSMnFwkeik

Ha! Cool! I can hear that. And now that I hear them all together, I can say that I have heard people enunciate them so, but if you asked me to do that, I don't know that I could. Most people I know don't.

GreenHall

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Re: Baby Names - You're kidding Right???
« Reply #20463 on: September 20, 2016, 07:53:32 AM »
My Southern cousin did grad school in Illinois.  Her peers were greatly amused when she asked for a pen the first time.  She tried to circumvent that by asking for writing implements later, but they made her say pen, and made her say it the southern way (pin). 

I could vaguely hear the difference when she said it, can even hear/say it different if I think about it.  But pin/pen are pretty much pronounced the same here.

nutraxfornerves

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« Reply #20464 on: September 20, 2016, 11:50:43 PM »
Me'Lisa

Pronounced "Melissa."

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WolfWay

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« Reply #20465 on: September 21, 2016, 01:19:18 AM »
Me'Lisa

Pronounced "Melissa."
I assume that was pronounced "Mee Leesa". 

Like "Me Lisa, you Jane."
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« Reply #20466 on: September 23, 2016, 12:53:30 PM »
Two names I found in my personal pedigree, both from the 18th century:

Julydia Winterringer
Saphronia Rogers

Rather poetic, except that I don't have a clue as to how to pronounce "Julydia."  I was thinking "Julie-dee-a."

Lady Tempest

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« Reply #20467 on: September 23, 2016, 12:59:13 PM »
Two names I found in my personal pedigree, both from the 18th century:

Julydia Winterringer
Saphronia Rogers

Rather poetic, except that I don't have a clue as to how to pronounce "Julydia."  I was thinking "Julie-dee-a."

I was thinking Ju-lid-ee-a myself.  But possibly because I know the cousin of a friend who is named Julicia.  For the longest time we pronounced it Ju-lisha (like Patricia).  But recently she has asserted that it is supposed to be pronounced Ju-liss-ee-a.  It was hard to make the switch after so long!

Mustard

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« Reply #20468 on: September 23, 2016, 01:06:42 PM »
Two names I found in my personal pedigree, both from the 18th century:

Julydia Winterringer
Saphronia Rogers

Rather poetic, except that I don't have a clue as to how to pronounce "Julydia."  I was thinking "Julie-dee-a."

I'd go with Ju-lid-ee-a too, given that Lydia is Lid-ee-a.

I've got a Scholastical in my family tree; the name sounds a bit fierce, but she was a bit of a wild thing according to court records!

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« Reply #20469 on: September 23, 2016, 03:50:25 PM »
Two names I found in my personal pedigree, both from the 18th century:

Julydia Winterringer
Saphronia Rogers

Rather poetic, except that I don't have a clue as to how to pronounce "Julydia."  I was thinking "Julie-dee-a."

I'd go with Ju-lid-ee-a too, given that Lydia is Lid-ee-a.

I've got a Scholastical in my family tree; the name sounds a bit fierce, but she was a bit of a wild thing according to court records!

I'd probably have gone with Ju Lie dee a(h) thinking that perhaps she was born in July and maybe already had sisters named April, May and June.   :)

nutraxfornerves

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« Reply #20470 on: Yesterday at 10:40:22 AM »
Two names I found in my personal pedigree, both from the 18th century:

Julydia Winterringer
Saphronia Rogers

Those who read The Five Little Peppers may remember the youngest, Phronsie, whose full name was Sophronia.

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I've got a Scholastical in my family tree; the name sounds a bit fierce, but she was a bit of a wild thing according to court records!

I have one, too, my great aunt. However, she was anything but a hellion, being Sister Scholastica, a devout, pious, nun who entered the convent around 1910. St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict, who founded monasteries, and from whom the recent Pope Benedict took his papal name.
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