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    Default Re: [pronunciation] in tommorow

    Thank you, 5jdjon for being thorough enough in your answer.
    It was a pleasure for me to read it.

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    Default Re: [pronunciation] in tommorow

    To me, this audio sounds like "I'll phone you in the morrow". Could it be that?

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    Default Re: [pronunciation] in tommorow

    Quote Originally Posted by kimberly07 View Post
    To me, this audio sounds like "I'll phone you in the morrow". Could it be that?
    It sounded a little like that to me at first, but I don't think it can be. 'On the morrow' is old-fashioned English for '(on) the next day' but 'in the morrow' is not used - as far as as I know.

    After I listened several times, I began to think that it might be /nn/ rather that /nš/ or /n/.

    We still have a problem, though. Normally we would say, "I'll phone in (i.e. to the office) tomorrow". "I'll phone you in tomorrow" sounds strange to me.

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    Default Re: [pronunciation] in tommorow

    Although I'm sure I haven't heard this usage before it seems to be clearly "I'll phone you in the morrow", so I went looking for other examples.
    They are few and far between in the blogosphere. A contemporary poem (And in the morrow when I open my eyes, will you still be here?), a reference to the royal wedding (Big Royal wedding day in the morrow), and a folk blues video (In the morrow / It'll all fall apart).

    Others.
    British National Corpus:
    "In the morrow of great victory, will they show some equanimity...?" – Hansard 1991–92.
    "In The Morrow of the War" – title of a post-WW1 pacifist pamphlet.
    COCA:
    "The only change that the passing of time brings him is a decrease, and eventually repudiation of faith in the morrow" – 1993 paper on Flaubert's "Sentimental Education".
    "The day you stop believing in the morrow, you're going to throw yourself out of a window" – ABC documentary about long term prisoners.

    If the mp3 is in fact dialogue from a film then perhaps the character is prone to use other similar or slightly archaic terms.

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    Default Re: [pronunciation] in tommorow

    To my ears, it sounded like that sound clip contained:

    I'll phone you in the morrow.

    Now, I know "morrow" means "the next day" but the problem I have is that I believe that it's normally "on the morrow", not "in". Also, the voice and the line itself didn't sound like they came from a piece from a period when such a phrase would have been used.

    Edit: Sorry, for some reason when I posted my reply, none of the others before me were visible. Apologies for repetition. Strangely enough though, I'm watching a film and a character has just said "on the morrow".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Jun-2011 at 23:03. Reason: Extra info

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