Merriam-Webster's A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English gives [ˈhən-dərd], [ˈpər-tē], [ˈtem-pə(r)-ˌchu̇r], [ˈse-kə(r)-ˌterē], etc., as alternate ways to pronounce "hundred," "pretty," "temperature," and "secretary"?

My question is, in which parts of the English speaking world can one hear those words pronounced as such?

  • Googling "purty" in Google books makes it pretty clear that it is used in Ireland and the Appalachian dialect (although i wouldn't be surprised if it was more widespread in Southern dialects). – Peter Shor Mar 30 '16 at 12:04
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    Actually, it's mostly found on old Andy Griffith reruns. – Hot Licks Mar 30 '16 at 12:26
  • In the part of Scotland I'm from we pronounce hundred "hunner". – John Clifford Mar 30 '16 at 12:27
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    @Hot Licks: ... and Andy Griffith grew up in Mount Airy, NC, at the feet of the Appalachian mountains. – Peter Shor Mar 30 '16 at 13:10
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    @PeterShor - And made a career out of imitating an exaggerated Appalachian accent. – Hot Licks Mar 30 '16 at 17:12

Much to my dismay, I pronounce pretty as purty. I also pronounce corner as somewhere between cawner and conner. I was raised (or raised up) in Atlanta Georgia (or Jaja or Jawja) as noted above at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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