Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 20:28:50 -0500


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