Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 20:28:50 -0500
From: Ditra Henry udhenry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU
Subject: Re: "On the Thames.."
A very interesting discussion has come about between myself and a
collegue. He is from Conneticut and he said there is a city there named
Norwich and there is a river that flows between Norwich and a place
called New London. The name of the river is the Thames. However the
name is pronounced with the 'th' sound in thigh and ames rhymes with ames
in James. Since the Brits do not use this prnounciation we were
wondering how the natives to this area came up with this pornunciation.
Is it from the old English or is it a spelling pronunciation that may
have come about years later after the original founders passed on?
Puzzled in Chicago
Ditra and Ken
Northeastern Illinois University
5700 NOrth St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, Il 60654