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

Marc Wilson 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>
wrote:

>I don't know what the "wor" is for but "cester" derives from caster = camp 
>in Latin.
>
>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"?

Or "Urchfont"?


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