How or why words are pronounced in certain ways.

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Shouldn't it be Mordochai? [closed]

The Daled of "Mordechai" has a chataf kamatz, however many say it as a Shva "Mordichai". Should it actually be read "Mordochai"?
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Meisvei in Gemorah

Why do many people pronounce the word Meisvei as such when in the Gemorah the pronounciation looks like it should be Meisevei? They don't seem to pronounce the yud.