[LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re: late-seriescopy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)

Paula Lieberman paal at filker.org
Sat Sep 19 01:31:10 BST 2015


The pronunciation of Worcester, MA, can vary with a single speaker...  it 
can be "Whist'r or Whistuh or anywhere in between, depending on if or how 
much one is pronouning the final r.  The first one, gets dropped completely.

--Paula Lieberman
-----Original Message----- 
From: Howard Brazee
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To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re: 
late-seriescopy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)


> On Sep 18, 2015, at 2:42 PM, Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> 
> wrote:
>
> Yeah. for example, here in New England, Peabody is Peeb'dy, but most
> other parts of the country it's peeBODY. I don't actually know the origin
> of the name. but both camps are certain their pronunciation is correct.

And the city of Worcester in Massachusetts vs. the city of Worcester in 
England.
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