Date: Thu, 3 Mar 1994 15:57:03 +0700 From: Gwyn Williams 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 Williams Linguistics Thammasat University Bangkok