....the lion

Anne Gilbert avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Mon Dec 30 18:27:31 UTC 2002


> 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?

INteresting.  It sounds as if the speaker "saw" an extra syllable and
pronounced it that way.  At least that's the way I "read" the situation.
Anne G

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