Posted on 2 September 20211 September 2021 by John ReidPronouncing English town names Thanks to Gail B for the tip. Now try Bicester, Leominster, Southwark.
6 Replies to “Pronouncing English town names”
Great lesson. Preservation of a class system is ongoing. Often lazy speech habits of the commoners.
Terrific. This Yank appreciates you!
How about Marlebone, Cholmondeley
This was enlightening even for me whose ancestors are English and I’ve lived in Engand. It should be a MUST for all Americans. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Interesting to learn the various pronunciations.
I watch British programs such a Escape to the Country. The names of places in Britain are varied and amusing/quirky/imaginative. We have many of the names in the video are also found in Canada.