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How do you pronounce it?
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This is going to sound like a stupid question, but how do you pronounce AESOP? I didn't even know about the Aesop Fables until we started using Aesop.

Is is E-sop

or A-sop.

I fear I have been saying it wrong all this time, yet none of the teachers said a thing, but I can only imagine what they might have been thinking....nothing like sticking my foot in my mouth without knowing it.


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We say A-sop here.
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I bounce back and forth between the two pronunciations. My ear isn't tuned well enough to hear much tonal difference.
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I have been saying A-sop here also...so maybe I wasn't getting laughed at....knock on wood!
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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I have heard it pronounced both ways. I think either is acceptable. But I'm curious--how have you never heard of his fables? We read them all the time in elementary school, and that was back in the late 70s-early 80s. The Tortoise and the Hare is a classic--I just thought everyone had read at least that one.


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I have heard of the fables (they read the stories) but no one every mentioned "Aesop" WITH the stories they read to us.
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A-sop.or Ay-sop. Have fun!
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In one of the textbooks I teach from, it shows it as the e sound.
e' sop
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