[LMB] OT: Pronunciation of Megaera

Ed Burkhead ed at edburkhead.com
Wed Jun 23 16:54:11 BST 2010


I wrote:
> > Examples [of diphthongs]: aerobatic or aerodrome or air
> >

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

True.  We mostly speak sloppily.

I remember when our high school class was gently and humorously reprimanded
by the English teacher for pronouncing the name of our town "Indanola"
instead of "Indianola."

Ed





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