Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 15:57:03 +0700
From: Gwyn Williams gwyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPIED.TU.AC.TH
Subject: Re: Local pron. of toponyms
On Thu, 24 Feb 1994, Peter Trudgill wrote:
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]/
Can any generalizations be made about these types of pronunciations? eg.,
vowel merger, deletions, etc?
gwyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ipied.tu.ac.th