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Subject: Handy pronunciation guide to your historical places in England
Date Posted: 1/14/2015 10:52 AM ET
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http://edwardthesecond.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-handy-pronunciation-guide-to-names.html

Date Posted: 1/19/2015 7:15 PM ET
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Great link, Cathy! Thanks for posting this.

I watched a travel show one time and they visited Caernarfon in Wales. I was amazed at the pronunciation; was wayyyy off my Okie-twang interpretation of how all those letters should go together!

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 1/20/2015 2:15 PM ET
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Very helpful! Little did I know that I couldn't speak English! LOL!

Date Posted: 1/22/2015 1:28 PM ET
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Yes, thank you, Cathy. Apparently, I can't speak English either.

Date Posted: 1/25/2015 4:01 PM ET
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I had no idea how far off I was on so many of them...

Date Posted: 1/25/2015 4:50 PM ET
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I'm secretly disappointed, as in seriously, that pronunciation of locations ending in 'shire' is 'shuh.' That feels very wrong to me.

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 1/25/2015 8:08 PM ET
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FYI

Per a request, this thread has been stickied to our Historical Fiction Table of Contents  smiley

CR

Date Posted: 1/26/2015 12:02 AM ET
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Great! Thanks, Carolyn!

Misfit, find us a Welsh pronunciation guide. And then help us sort out Irish pronunciations!

Date Posted: 1/26/2015 10:59 AM ET
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Thanks for letting us know Carolyn.

@ Kelly, don't we wish we had more. Plus all the French and German places too. I was surprised after hearing Sharon Penman speak at a book signing how Outremer was really pronounced.