Re: OT: pronunciation of Aril
Steven & Sharlyn Rocha wrote:
> I have often wondered about the pronunciation of the word aril. =
> been pronouncing it A-ril (short a sound) and have heard others do so
> But, a judge I know in our region pronounces it ARil. Actually it
> like AIR-el the way she says it. Does anyone out there know how it
> 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