....the lion

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Mon Dec 30 17:21:38 UTC 2002

That kind of schwa insertion to break up a consonant cluster (in this case
[kl]) is common.  Cf. "athelete/atheletic."  I'd be curious to know who
said the word?

At 10:09 AM 12/30/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>I just heard on NPR Androcles pronounced as an'drah kuh leez.  I
>haven't consulted very many sources yet.  But, WM, AHD4, ACD, NCCN, and
>RH do not show a variant to what I have always said... 'an druh kleez.
>Where did the intrusive syllable come from...a typo?
>barnhart at highlands.com

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