[LMB] Pronunciation of Lady Alys' name

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Aug 20 20:42:41 BST 2019

On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:12:27 -0400, Fred Smith
<fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:

>On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 06:05:35PM +0000, Harvey Fishman wrote:
>> I've always pronounced it as Alice and I figured that Lois was just
>> punning.
>in fact I've seen Alys used contemporarily. given that so many
>parents have this thing for odd spellings of common names I never
>thought of it being anything but "Alice".

I have a great-niece called Alys.  Her parents are Norman re-enactors
and it's a nice French name.


Look who's 8th?

They pronounce it like "a lease", with the stress on the second
"I've noticed that the press tends to be quite accurate, except when they're
writing on a subject I know something about." (Keith F. Lynch)

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