Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Mon Dec 30 18:51:18 UTC 2002
On Mon, 30 Dec 2002, Anne Gilbert 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?
I "see" that comment with one eyebrow raised :-) "..., captain."
^ o o ^
# 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.
Or "saw" the word with stress on the "oc" and then inserted a schwa by
their own (dialectal?) rule, bringing it away from (a non-epenthetic
pronunciation of) "Shockley" and towards "apocalypse" and "broccoli".
-- Mark A. Mandel
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