Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy
Miss Aimee Smith
s4028253 at student.uq.edu.au
Wed Mar 5 20:48:52 EST 2003
(delurking for the first time...)
anyone want to try Mackay (Queensland)?
----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Noble <jon_p_noble at yahoo.com>
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2003 6:34 am
Subject: Re: Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy
> --- Abe Gross <argross at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> > > It's pronounced Trah-ral -gon but it took me ages
> > to sort it out... yes,
> > > pronounce it the way it's spelled and you're OK.
> > Kurumburra caused me a
> > few
> > > headaches, too. It's not KURR-um-burra. It's
> > Kurr-UM-burra.
> > >
> > > Strahan in Tasmania is "Strawn" and Bicheno is
> > "BEE-sh'n-o" or
> > occasionally
> > > "BISH-sh'n-o." Not, as a quiz master on Nat TV
> > once said; "B'SHARN-o".
> > >
> > > Sallyo.
> > And Americans often have problems with Melbourne,
> > which is not Mel-BOURNE,
> > but Melb'n (sort of).
> > Ros
> But we can't trust how Victorians say place names as
> they (in my experience) pronounce the name of the
> large industrial city near where i live with the
> middle sylable to sound like ass not arse.
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