[Haskell-cafe] Pronouncing "Curry" and "currying"

Petr Pudlak deb at pudlak.name
Fri Oct 8 03:56:07 EDT 2010


thanks for both the explanation (Donn) and the sound sample (Luke). 
Unfortunately, "hurry" is pronounced differently in British and US 
English [1], so again I was a little bit confused :-). But Luke's sound 
sample made it clear for me.

[1] http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hurry#Pronunciation

   Best regards,

On Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 01:23:39PM -0700, Donn Cave wrote:
>Quoth Petr Pudlak <deb at pudlak.name>,
>> I have a question for native English speakers: What is the correct
>> pronunciation of the name "Curry" (in "Haskell Curry") and the derived
>> verb "currying"? I found on Wikitonary the name is (probably) of Irish
>> orgin, so I suppose that the pronunciation may by nonstandard.
>I'm going to vote for `rhymes with hurry(ing).'  Stress on the first
>syllable, where the vowel is mid-position and unrounded, the null
>vowel that's often spelled 'u'.  My Irish neighbor might pronounce
>it a little different - more like Car-y - but he's kind of hard to
>understand, so I wouldn't take him as an example!
>Is that nonstandard?  I don't know - is there a standard?  The only
>one I know is that for any English name, the main stress falls on
>the first syllable.  (I think even including Gaelic origins, but
>of course not counting Mac/Mc/O prefixes.)  The only exception
>I can think of is that most people with the Scottish name Monroe
>seem to put the stress on the second syllable.
>	Donn
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