Furry and curry

Steve   Thursday, March 04, 2004, 01:09 GMT
I pronounce these two words to rhyme with each other. Are there people that don't?
Jim   Thursday, March 04, 2004, 03:41 GMT
There are millions of them & I'm one.

Adam   Thursday, March 04, 2004, 08:49 GMT
"Furry" should be pronounced differently than "curry" because "furry" is an adjective and "curry" is a noun. There is such word as "fur" (hence the pronounciation of "furry") but there is no word "cur".
Alice   Thursday, March 04, 2004, 15:20 GMT
"Cur" is a word, but it has nothing to do wth the etymology of "curry". Also, "curry" can be a verb as well as a noun. Either way, vowell sounds do not necessarily vary between nouns and verbs. By that logic "run" wouldn't rhyme with "fun", nor "eat" with "meat". In any case, I pronounce the vowel sounds in "furry" and "curry" slightly differently, but probably not enough that anyone would notice.
Jack   Friday, March 05, 2004, 03:59 GMT
''Furry'' and ''curry'' do rhyme. How can't they. They do rhyme. The difference is ''k'' sound versus ''f'' sound.
Chilli   Friday, March 12, 2004, 21:38 GMT
I pronounce 'furry' with a distinctly longer vowel sound, and 'curry' with a very short one. In fact, on closer inspection I even pronounce the 'y' at the end of 'curry' differently too.

What accent do you speak with, Steve?
Steve   Friday, March 12, 2004, 22:55 GMT
I have an American accent.
Ryan   Saturday, March 13, 2004, 00:45 GMT
I'm an American and I rhyme them too.