[Ads-l] Porsche

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 12 16:23:05 EST 2022


Or maybe the syllable count is correlated with whether you can afford one.
(There is the precedent of "vase", which is sometimes claimed to be
pronounced to rhyme with either "race" or "Roz" depending on whether it
costs less or more than $100.)

LH

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 1:34 PM Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> I can't seem to find a searchable version of the Archives,
> so I’ll just flat-out ask.
>
> Does anyone know whether there’s been
> a study of whether 'Porsche' is pronounced as one or two syllables?
> In a totally unrelated context a friend has suggested that
> the pronunciations are correlated with whether you own one or not.
> Does anyone have any insight on the question, or pointers to
> work on the topic?
>
> Geoff
>
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