How do Americans pronounce ''sorry''

Steve   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 02:47 GMT
I pronounce this word as [sa:ri:] The pronunciation [so:ri:] sounds Canadian to me. ''sorry'' and ''lorry'' don't rhyme when I say them.
Jim   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 03:49 GMT
They rhyme when I say them ([sori(:)] and [lori(:)]) but I'm not American.
Steve   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 03:51 GMT
[sa:ri:] verses [lo:ri:]
EO EO EO   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 05:35 GMT
i'm from chile..... we speak spanish here. but we say "sorry" for both "excuse me" and "sorry".... hahahaha, we also pronouce the "R" as in "hour" like soft... sori or sorry
Nathan   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 06:28 GMT
I am American. I pronounce "sorry" [so:ri] and [lo:ri].
dinda71   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 07:46 GMT
I am indonesian. I pronounce "sorry" [so:ri].
Kelly   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 09:31 GMT
I'm American, up in Minnesota to be precise, and I pronounce sorry [sa:ri] like Steve. :)
Agnes   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 10:00 GMT
I'm Polish, I pronouce sorry [so:ri]
Jarec   Wednesday, February 18, 2004, 10:22 GMT
I say /sori/
US Mike   Thursday, February 19, 2004, 16:37 GMT
Paul   Thursday, February 19, 2004, 16:49 GMT
As a Western Canadian, I say
I thought it derived from the word "sore"
Sore as in the sense of being pained or injured.
For example, "I am still sore about being insulted"
I wish there was less insults on this site.
Hey, Bad show.

Regards, Paul
Ryan   Friday, February 20, 2004, 18:00 GMT
Where are the Americans from who don't pronounce "sorry" as
/sa:ri:/ I didn't think there was too much regional variation on that word in this country.
Lavoisel   Friday, February 20, 2004, 18:22 GMT
Paul said: « I thought it derived from the word "sore" »

As a matter of fact, you are right.

[ETYMOLOGY: Old English sarig; related to Old High German serag; see sore].”

[ETYMOLOGY: Old English sar; related to Old Norse sarr, Old High German ser, Gothic sair sore, Latin saevus angry]”
Steve   Saturday, February 21, 2004, 23:09 GMT
New question, Do you pronounce ''sorry'' and ''sorrow'' with the same vowel sound? I do

Ryan   Sunday, February 22, 2004, 03:19 GMT
I pronounce them the same as you, Steve.