[LMB] OT: Pronunciation of Megaera

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Jun 23 15:28:53 BST 2010

On 6/23/2010 6:53 AM, Ed Burkhead wrote:
> I'd pronounce Megaera as   Meg ay ee ra,   Meg (long a) (long e) ra    said
> so fast that you may not be able to catch the two different sounds.  I
> practice saying words like this by saying the separate vowel sounds
> separately and distinctly then saying them faster and faster till I approach
> the common pronunciation (while still keeping the diphthong).
> Examples: aerobatic or aerodrome or air

I don't believe I've ever noticed anybody saying one of those example 
words with two different sounds in the diphthong.

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