Policing pronunciation

 

Sir, – As far as I am aware, the word “police” is comprised of two syllables, and “policing” of three. Can anyone explain when the pronunciation of these words has been reduced by a syllable each, becoming “pleece’ and “pleecing” on news reports? – Yours, etc,

SIOBHÁN

KIRWAN-KEANE,

Castleknock,

Dublin 15.