[LMB] OT: Pronunciations (was Re: late-seriescopy-editing/copyediting/copy editing)
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun Sep 20 01:42:54 BST 2015
On Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:28:07 -0400, "Paula Lieberman" <paal at filker.org>
>I don't know what the "wor" is for but "cester" derives from caster = camp
>British pronunciation has ancient grudges against foreign languages--John of
>Ghent got turned into John of Gaunt, Cholmondley got condensed to "Chumley"
>and "Boston" got contracted both in pronounciation and spelling, from what
>originally was "Saint Bostolph's Town"
Cholmondeley, in fact. The castle is just up the road from me.
Want to take a punt (no Googling) at "Featherstonehaugh"?
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