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    How Do You Pronounce Erin / Aaron?

    I have multiple friends who pronounce Erin as "Aaron" and vice versa. WTF?

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    Erin: Eh-rin, "eh" as in "ever"

    Aaron: Ah-rin, "ah" as in "at"
    Last edited by fakeXsound; 11-09-2017 at 11:31 AM.

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    M-O-O-N, that spells "LoneSage"
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    Quote Originally Posted by M View Post
    M-O-O-N, that spells "LoneSage"
    LOL...


    OP:

    Erin = Air-in

    Aaron = Air-ron
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    Erin = Air-in
    Aaron = A-A-Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko View Post
    Aaron = A-A-Ron
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niko View Post
    Aaron = A-A-Ron
    blah- ke

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokehouse View Post
    LOL...


    OP:

    Erin = Air-in

    Aaron = Air-ron
    This is correct. All others are insane and subject to forcible sterilization.

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    One retard I know goes by A Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogard View Post
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    They're pronounced the same you doofs.

    Erin and Aaron as in the Smithsonian Air an Space Museum.
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    Eh-rin and a-ron or maybe ae-ron mmm the complexities of language being debated right here on neo geo dot com, what a world we live in.



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    If you want to see how real linguists discuss this issue.

    http://linguistlist.org/ask-ling/mes...ngid=200384213

    My sister named her son Aaron. She is adamant that his name is pronounced with the ''a'' sound as in ''apple'' rather than with the ''eh'' sound which she says is exclusively for the girl's name ''Erin.'' From my research it seems that England and Australia as well as parts of New York, New Jersey and New England support pronouncing these names differently, while in the rest of the U.S. (particularly the Midwest) these names are pronounced exactly alike. Is there a ''correct'' pronuncation and does that correct pronunciation call for them to be pronounced the same way?
    Oh dear. This is one that just can't be answered without IPA.

    Let's get some things out of the way:

    1) No such thing as 'correct' pronunciation. Lots of accents of English and so single standard one.

    2) Personal names are notoriously variable.

    3) But there are some conventions.

    In the UK, the most usual pronunciation of 'Aaron' is /ˈɛːɹən/ and of 'Erin' /ˈɛɹɪn/. That means that 'Aaron' starts with the same vowel as most of us use in 'air' and 'Erin' with the same vowel most of us use in 'egg'. But 'Erin' can also begin with /ɛː/ or with /ɪə/ (our vowel of 'ear').

    In the US I believe that 'Aaron' can indeed be pronounced as /eɹɪn/ (beginning with the vowel you use in 'egg'), so being identifical with the most usual pronunciation of 'Erin', which is also /eɹɪn/. And I would rule out an /æɹən/ possibility for 'Aaron' in the US either (same vowel as you begin 'add' with).

    Hope this does explain it...

    Anthea
    Your research is accurate. NE US speakers do tend to have a three-way contrast before /r/ in the words "Mary" /e/, "merry" /ɛ/, and "marry" /æ/. In my Midwestern, specifically Inland Northern, speech, I have only the second of these vowels in all three words. whether "Aaron" and "Erin" also contrast in the NE, I don't know. Her contrast may be a spelling pronunciation or may represent the same sort of contrast going back a long time. Both sets of vowels are "correct". It depends on where you're from.
    Hi, Evan,

    I'm from the Midwest (Toledo, Ohio) originally, and I think I pronounce both words as Anthea says, except that there is no vowel length distinction. That is, Erin for me would usually have a 'barred-i' in the second syllable, but could have shwa. Aaron would always have shwa.

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    As Prof Gupta says, there are standardized pronunciations, but no "correct"
    pronunciations for names. After all we have both Bette "Betty" Davis and Bette "Bett"
    Midler, so we all know it happens.

    I think your sister has the right to insist on a distinction. On the other hand, a lot of
    people come from "merging" dialects, so there will be a lot of correction in the future.
    Your sister should know that some people may genuinely be unable to hear the
    difference.

    As far as US dialects go - your best chance at a distinction is in New England.

    Specifically:
    In New England - "merry, marry, Mary" are generally all distinct
    In my dialect (Mid Atlantic) - I have merged "merry/Mary" /mɛri/ but
    keep "marry" /mæri/distinct.
    However, I rarely hear Aaron as /œrɨn/, but rather as /ɛrɨn/ (like "Erin)

    Some other dialects may merge "marry, merry" but distinguish "Mary"
    I think the Midwest and West have merged all three.
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    This kind of thread makes no sense in Spanish, since everything it pronounced as it is written. On-topic: I'd say: "Air-in" and "Ah-ron". Yes, my English sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aha2940 View Post
    This kind of thread makes no sense in Spanish, since everything it pronounced as it is written. On-topic: I'd say: "Air-in" and "Ah-ron". Yes, my English sucks.
    Rodriguez has different pronunciations here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aha2940 View Post
    This kind of thread makes no sense in Spanish, since everything it pronounced as it is written. On-topic: I'd say: "Air-in" and "Ah-ron". Yes, my English sucks.
    In Spanish, it sounds like Eh-Reen and Ow-Run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeAwesome View Post
    You're English is fine.
    Intentional?
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    As an Aaron myself, I've always heard Erin pronounced the same.

    I also had no idea why people started calling me A-A-Ron for months until someone finally sent me the Substitute Teacher video.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lithy View Post
    Intentional?
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    I was named after Elvis. Aaron is his middle name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    I was named after Elvis. Aaron is his middle name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    I don't have a TV because television is trash.
    But you watched Simpsons, did you? Aaron is the brother of Moses. Listen to the Good Book read by Larry King, you may learn something...



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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeAwesome View Post
    In Spanish, it sounds like Eh-Reen and Ow-Run.
    Yep, that would sound like in Spanish.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeAwesome View Post
    You're English is fine.
    Sure, you've never heard me butcher English when speaking it

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