Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 15:36:09 --100 From: Peter Trudgill Subject: Re: Local pron. of toponyms There's no point you guys on that side of the Atlantic trying to compete with the REAL thing. You all know about Leicester and Worcester. But I bet you don't know - just to pick 2 examples at random just down the road from me in Norwich: Wymondham /wind[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]m/ Happisburgh /heizbr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]/ Scores more available on request. Peter Trudgill P.J. Trudgill Professor of English Language and Linguistics Section d'anglais BFSH 2 University of Lausanne CH-1015 Lausanne Switzerland Phone: +41-21-692 4593 Fax: +41-21-692 4637/4510 Home Phone and Fax (CH): +41-21-728 1916 Home Phone and Fax (GB): +44-603-618036