Question: "High" concepts in Fantasy

Abe Gross argross at bigpond.net.au
Wed Mar 5 22:02:16 EST 2003


> >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.
> >(Newcastle).
>
> I think you will find that this depends very much on where they were
> educated. No girl from my school would used what you describe as
> "Victorian" pronunciation.
>
> Robyn

Hmm. I also went to a private school in Melbourne, though it wasn't an
all-girls' school, and we all said "castle" and so on the way Jon describes
(the "Victorian" way). I've never been taught that this was a less
acceptable way to say it.

Ros

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