Place Names was Fire amd Hemlock revisited or maybe not
sodgers at hotnet.net.au
Wed Jan 24 19:54:32 EST 2001
>Some of these pronunciations have definitely shifted:
>Sheffield = Sheff-eeld, we also call it "Sheffie, do Aussies do that
No, but Launceston gets "Lonnie" sometimes.
>There's probably more than one way to pronounce some of these --
>people still argue about "Derby" for example.
We've got one of those, pronounced Der - bee - to rhym with purr - sea.
>Now, try and guess
>the pronunciation of this Sheffield place name -- "Beauchief", its a
I'd call it Bo - cheef, but it could be Bor-sheff.
However, I expect it isn't, or you wouldn't have asmentioned it!
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