Made and Maid

Herb   Monday, October 25, 2004, 19:08 GMT
Do you pronounce these two words the same way?

What about,

plane and plain
mane and main
male and mail

Tiffany   Monday, October 25, 2004, 19:23 GMT
Yes to all of the above.
George   Monday, October 25, 2004, 23:50 GMT
I pronounce them the same way. Are there any people that pronounce them differently?
Jim   Tuesday, October 26, 2004, 00:34 GMT
Each pair are the same for me. But "there are those who consistently distinguish such pairs as 'mane' vs. 'main' (Swansea Valley) ..." according to J. C. Wells.