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Thread: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

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    Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    Do you pronounce the word "ornery" with the first 'r', or "onery" without the 'r' and a short 'o' sound like awnry?

    I grew up pronouncing it "onery", but I know that's not really the right way.
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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    Mostly not at all. Bit of an obscure word round my parts.

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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    Because I'm an Aussie, I pronounce it the same as Yosemite Sam, you dog-blasted, ornery, no-account, long-eared varmint.

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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkeye View Post
    Because I'm an Aussie, I pronounce it the same as Yosemite Sam, you dog-blasted, ornery, no-account, long-eared varmint.
    That's just how all Americans talk, isn't it?

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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    Because I am a Turk, I haven't even heard of the word "ornery"

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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    You might be pronouncing it that way because of its similarity to "onerous".

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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    I don't pronounce ornery often (as I am not a native speaker) but when I do it's "ornery".
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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    I say it with a silent E (orn-ree), dunno if thats correct- sounds correct..

    So i guess from my point of view "ornery" is correct.

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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    Had to look for the meaning in the dictionary (not a native speaker). I guess I would pronounce it "or-neh-ree".

    (English pronunciation may be confusing sometimes, when one is not familiar with certain words ).

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    Re: Do you pronounce it "ornery" or "onery"?

    Quote Originally Posted by odiseo77 View Post
    I guess I would pronounce it "or-neh-ree".
    Same here.

    Quote Originally Posted by odiseo77 View Post
    English pronunciation may be confusing sometimes, when one is not familiar with certain words.
    Which reminds me...
    Last edited by Pinoy Tux; October 14th, 2012 at 08:08 AM. Reason: Changed link to a non-profane version.

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