[Ads-l] Heards -- "psychopa[Dz]"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 2 15:45:56 UTC 2015

At 1/1/2015 06:10 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>Very likely, everyone else has also heard "paths" pronounced as "pa[Dz]."
>Well, today, I heard "psychopaths" pronounced as "psychopa[Dz].

Those that pad the psycho highway?  [pad, v1.]
Or --
Highwaymen who rob psychos?  [pad, n.3(4).]

P.S.  My pronunciation of "psychopaths" and "newspaper" is the 
opposite of Jon Lighter's, although (I think) we both grew up at 
about the same time in NYC.  Perhaps it's because my turf was The 
Bronx?  Or because I'm not ASP?


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