Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 11:14:20 -0300
From: Chris Brooks chris[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HSCC.KUNIV.EDU.KW
Subject: Re: "On the Thames.."
Yes, Ditra and Ken, the Connecticut river is pronounced as spelled,
Incidentally, the small city of Norwich is pronounced differently, too.
The 'w' is pronounced, and it would be 'nor-witch' except that the
prevailing CT accent makes it closer to 'naw - witch.'!
Other New England place names vary from their English counterparts--
memory fails me this instant--but the CT city of Berlin is stressed
on the first syllable: BER-lin. I think this was a circa-WW II
change, as a result of some anti-German feeling. ADS-ers, please
correct if I'm wrong. Chris Brooks / Kuwait via Hartford.