Sorry has two pronunciations in my dictionary:
ˈsôrē. The first is the one I am interested in because, as someone pointed out to me, the or pattern in English is nearly always pronounced as "oh-r" not "ah-r". At the time, I couldn't think of any other words that pronounced or as "ah-r" but overheard someone say "tomorrow" and realized there are a few others:
- horror (the first o and only in some places)
The question is this: Is there a commonality between these words that allow for a
är (ah-r) pronunciation? Perhaps a similar history? Does the double-r make the difference?