[LMB] OT: Meg's Name (was Re: OT: intelligence (was Re: Cetagandan population))

Jim Parish jparish at siue.edu
Wed Jun 23 02:10:08 BST 2010

Meg Justus wrote:
> I don't know how other people pronounce it, but I've been pronouncing 
> Megaera as Meh-GAY-ruh.  Because that's what it looks like to me.

Huh. I've been pronouncing it (purely in my head) as muh-GEH-ruh - more-or-less 
rhyming with "O'Hara". (Of course, in most versions of English, some or all of ay/eh/aa 
(so-called "short a") collapse together before "r", especially in rapid speech....)

Jim Parish

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