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Re: Cómo se dice ther[o]pod y synapsid e

That's an actual dialectical difference. Not sure how it's evolved, and I suspect there's some drift going on in more than one place. I guess it could confuse someone learning English! nucular vs nuclear. The former pronunciation is particularly likely to be used in biology, to refer to the nucleus of a cell, and there it's confused me.

Dora Smith
Austin, TX

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Subject: Re: Cómo se dice ther[o]pod y synapsid e

" not a connection - just that the mispronounciation "new killer" is a
functional name that makes sense (at all)...unlike another
mispronounciation I've heard: "nu kea lurrr"."
* syllables being variable.