I've heard John Kerry pronounce the word "America" (a'm3:rik&) (& ==> schwa), never (a'mErik&); with the same sound of "fur" and "murder", not with the sound of "very" which, I presume, he pronounces ('v3:ri) and "merry". Is it correct or common to do that in American English?
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"Gli americani sono ignoranti per loro stessa natura" that is "The Americans are naturally ignorant"
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I've heard John Kerry pronounce the word "America" (a'm3:rik&) (& ==> schwa), never (a'mErik&); with the same sound of "fur" ... which, I presume, he pronounces ('v3:ri) and "merry". Is it correct or common to do that in American English?

LBJ pronounced it about that way.
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I've heard John Kerry pronounce the word "America" (a'm3:rik&) (& ==> schwa), never (a'mErik&); with the same sound of "fur" ... which, I presume, he pronounces ('v3:ri) and "merry". Is it correct or common to do that in American English?

If you're named Nelly or Chingy, I suppose.
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Who was he?
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Io ho deciso di rifiutarmi di vederlo: Ettore con la faccia di Eric Banana mi fa venire i conati.
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I've heard John Kerry pronounce the word "America" (a'm3:rik&) (& ... it correct or common to do that in American English?

If you're named Nelly or Chingy, I suppose.

Care to expound, please?
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Se dico "siedi!" manca l'oggetto.
Siedo chi? Lei o me?
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LBJ pronounced it about that way.

Who was he?

I can understand the possibility that you may have been living under a rock
40 years ago, but surely you've at least heard of Google?
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Who was he?

I can understand the possibility that you may have been living under a rock 40 years ago, but surely you've at least heard of Google?

Oddly enough, I hadn't even been born 40 years ago, but you have a point about Google. Lyndon Johnson?
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Mrs. Palmer, in her way, was equally angry. 'She was determined to drop his acquaintance immediately, and she was very thankful that she had never been acquainted with him at all'. (Jane Austen)
I can understand the possibility that you may have been living under a rock 40 years ago, but surely you've at least heard of Google?

Oddly enough, I hadn't even been born 40 years ago, but you have a point about Google. Lyndon Johnson?

Bingo! Now do "Nelly", and then "Chingy" the people you asked about in your previous post.

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Oddly enough, I hadn't even been born 40 years ago, but you have a point about Google. Lyndon Johnson?

Bingo! Now do "Nelly", and then "Chingy" the people you asked about in your previous post.

Why do I not think Kerry wants to sound like a rapper?
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Mrs. Palmer, in her way, was equally angry. 'She was determined to drop his acquaintance immediately, and she was very thankful that she had never been acquainted with him at all'. (Jane Austen)
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