Interesting conversation today involving a British English speaker, an American English speaker, and a Canadian/American English speaker (me), revealing an interesting set of homophones pairs:
We were each surprised by the others' pronunciations.
For the British English speaker, <satyr> and <satire> were homophones pronounced /sætaɪr/. For the American English speaker, <satyr> and <sadder> were homophones pronounced /sædɚ/. For the Canadian/American English speaker, <satyr> and <seder> were homophones pronounced /seɪdɚ/. The British English speaker was particularly astonished at the latter's pronounciation of the Hebrew word <seder>.
So, international amigos, how do you pronounce these words? Other homophone possibilities we might be missing?
And I'm wondering whether the first graders at Nueva have run into pronunciation variants in the great homophone hunt.