....the lion

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Dec 30 19:10:55 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

Yes, that was my take on it too.  Alternatively, one might suspect an
attempt at a rhyme with "broccolis", perhaps for a limerick.


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