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Re: OT: pronunciation of Aril


Steven & Sharlyn Rocha wrote:

>       I have often wondered about the pronunciation of the word aril.  =
I
have
>  been pronouncing it A-ril (short a sound) and have heard others do so
too. =

>  But, a judge I know in our region pronounces it ARil.  Actually it
sounds
>  like AIR-el the way she says it. Does anyone out there know how it
should
>  be inflected?

I wouldn't touch the "should" part
of this question with that proverbial
ten-foot pole, but....
                =

The dictionary gives AR-il, with
the accent on the first syllable.

The voicing of the "a" varies somewhat
with the speaker's accent, but AIR-el
is a pretty good description of the =

pronounciation that has prevailed among
members of the Aril Society for over 20
years.

Sharon McAllister
73372.1745@compuserve.com.





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