"-ary" endings

Mr. Fields   Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:26 pm GMT
<<It's like kuh-NAIR-ee>>

Yeah, that's how I pronounce it.
Guy   Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:04 am GMT
Sorry, the transcription I gave was that of my "cannery", not "canary".
"Canary" is /kIn"Eri/ as well.
Ted   Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:55 am GMT
<<and here's my father's pronunciation (he has a typical British accent though it's not RP)
secondary /"sEk@ndri/
stationary /"steiS@n@ri/
library /"laibri/ or /"laibr@ri/>>

My pronunciations agree with those of your father. Interesting that you have decided to reject his example. Incidentally, how do you and he pronounce "interesting"?

You mention that your father has a typical "British" accent without being RP. Apart from there being no typical British accent, you may be interested to learn that all non-NA native speakers of English of his era pronounce those words as he does. That's what they were all taught, by both parents and teachers.
tracey   Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:45 pm GMT
please send me a list of words ending in ary and ery
Uriel   Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:23 pm GMT
You have to be kidding, tracey. There are tons of them.