I wonder how an American pronounces…
i = /ay/
ro = /ɚ/
[linking pattern #2]
In the 1830’s, these steam locomotives,
nicknamed Iron Horses, were replacing real horses.
We use the word ‘iron‘ in everyday life.
For example, we iron our clothes with an iron.
Women curl their hair with a curling iron.
a waffle iron
We make waffles with a waffle iron.
cast iron pans
We cook with cast iron pans.
Some houses have an iron gate.
A person who works with iron is called a blacksmith.
This idiom means to take
advantage of an opportunity.
Click on the picture to see the blacksmith at work.
You have too many irons in the fire.
You’re trying to do too much at the same.
In an unstressed syllable, all vowels + r = /ɚ/,
as in the word iron /ˈa–yɚn/.
[The Secret of R]