Friday, 13 January 2012


Do you suffer from triskaidekaphobia or from paraskevidekatriaphobia? Friggatriskaidekaphobia is just as bad. Triskaidekaphobia is pronounced /ˌtrɪskaɪˌdekəˈfəʊbiə/; it's the only one of the 3 words which you can find in the OED. There are no sugestions in LPD3 on the pronunciations of the other two words. Frigga is an Old Norse goddess who gave the 5th day of the week its name. Thus, this name for the phobia is pronounced /ˌfrɪɡəˌtrɪskaɪˌdekəˈfəʊbiə/. My proposal for pronouncing paraskevidekatriaphobia is /ˌpærəskeviˌdekətraɪəˈfəʊbiə /

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