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Thread #31533   Message #2800911
Posted By: Marje
01-Jan-10 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: Origins: In the Bleak Midwinter
Subject: RE: In the Bleak Midwinter
Surreysinger: why do so many English people have such a problem with "iron"? They seem to pronounce it as if it were spelt "ion" or "iorn".
Scottish and Irish speakers pronounce it to rhyme with "siren" or "Byron", and then there's no problem about how to fit it into two syllables.