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Old November 8 2012, 01:40 AM   #346
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TIL that the girl I like also likes me! Huzzah!
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Old November 8 2012, 01:42 AM   #347
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Nice, RoJo! Good luck!
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Old November 8 2012, 03:42 AM   #348
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TIL that "Aaron" and "Erin" are pronounced differently outside of the U.S.
I say them different too, but it's a *very* slight difference.
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Old December 1 2012, 01:06 PM   #349
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Old December 1 2012, 06:34 PM   #350
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TIL that "Aaron" and "Erin" are pronounced differently outside of the U.S.
I say them different too, but it's a *very* slight difference.
I believe some differing accents WITHIN the U.S. also pronounce those names differently. Similar to how some accents pronounce "cot" and "caught" the same, and some don't.
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Old December 2 2012, 07:07 AM   #351
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Old December 3 2012, 01:34 AM   #352
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TIL that "Aaron" and "Erin" are pronounced differently outside of the U.S.
I say them different too, but it's a *very* slight difference.
I'm US born and raised and I say them differently...one starts with an e sound and one starts with an a sound. Do some people pronounce them as homonyms?
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Old December 3 2012, 01:35 AM   #353
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TIL that "Aaron" and "Erin" are pronounced differently outside of the U.S.
I say them different too, but it's a *very* slight difference.
I'm US born and raised and I say them differently...one starts with an e sound and one starts with an a sound. Do some people pronounce them as homonyms?
They both start with an A sound where I'm from.
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Old December 3 2012, 02:32 AM   #354
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In my part of the state of Virginia "Aaron" and "Erin" sound pretty much the same due to the local accents. I have to admit that even though I don't have a particularly strong and pronounced Southern accent I have enough of one that when I say both names they sound very much alike unless I stress the "o" in Aaron and pronounce the name "Air-ON."

Most Aarons I've known during the course of my life pronounced their names like Erin.
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Old December 3 2012, 02:41 AM   #355
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I had to sit here stupidly saying, "Aaron, Erin, Aaron, Erin," but I definitely pronounce both the first vowel sound and second vowel sound differently in those two names. The difference is subtle, but it's there. And one pronunciation definitely sounds like a boys' name to me and the other definitely sounds like a girls'! -- That'd be 18 years of a Seattle accent and 11 years of a NYC accent, don't know which is responsible.
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Old December 3 2012, 03:54 AM   #356
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Where I live, both are pronounced exactly the same. I do admit, though, when I sat here pronouncing both... I noticed the RON of Aaron and RIN of Erin were pronounced slightly different.
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Old December 3 2012, 04:18 AM   #357
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Boo! Erin and Aaron mos' def pronounced the same way, therefore, TIL some people do things horribly horribly wrong. Wait, knew that already.
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Old December 3 2012, 03:41 PM   #358
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I had to sit here stupidly saying, "Aaron, Erin, Aaron, Erin," but I definitely pronounce both the first vowel sound and second vowel sound differently in those two names. The difference is subtle, but it's there. And one pronunciation definitely sounds like a boys' name to me and the other definitely sounds like a girls'! -- That'd be 18 years of a Seattle accent and 11 years of a NYC accent, don't know which is responsible.
Yup, short a (like in apple) and short e (elephant). With a North Jersey / Maryland accent.
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Old December 3 2012, 05:00 PM   #359
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I've only heard three pronunciations: air-on, a-ron and eh-rin.
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Old December 3 2012, 05:32 PM   #360
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I've only heard three pronunciations: air-on, a-ron and eh-rin.
See, I've always pronounced both as "air-in".
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