[LMB] Penric's Mission (pronunciation)

Bill Welch moremoth at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 20:19:55 GMT 2016


I understand (correctly? Not sure) that in ancient Greece it would have
been more like knee-care.

Bill

On 18 December 2016 at 19:57, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:06 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
> wrote:
>
> > Not sure how the US differs; in the UK, many people say "nike" to rhyme
> > with "bike", despite the company clearly always making it a two-syllable
> > word (to rhyme with "bike-ee").
>
>
> Forget the company.  The Greek goddess of victory, whose name was taken by
> the sneaker manufacturer, is pronounced nai-kee.
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