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Pronunciation / pronounciation 21:26 - Sep 15 with 2051 viewsdannyblue

I grew up off Portobello, but my mum was american, so I'm all over the place, but any consensus on...

Hullbon or Hoburn
Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon
Cullville Square or Covill Square
Toomeric or turrmeric
Orreggano or oregarno
Sconn or scone
Almond or ahmond
Porsh or Porshia
Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 22:23 - Sep 15 with 1321 viewsJuzzie

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Hullbon or Hoburn - Hoburn
Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon - Marlybone
Cullville Square or Covill Square - I grew up in Colville Terrace which is Coalville
Toomeric or turrmeric -tewmeric
Orreggano or oregarno -Origarno
Sconn or scone -sconn
Almond or ahmond - Allmond
Porsh or Porshia - Porsh
Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy - both


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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 22:34 - Sep 15 with 1303 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Hullbon or Hoburn - Never really knew
Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon - Marliburn
Cullville Square or Covill Square - no idea
Toomeric or turrmeric -absolutely no idea but I say Turrmeric quickly and really low
Orreggano or oregarno - not an iota but I try Or-eg-an-o.
Sconn or scone -sconn - It's scone in West Cork, and we're not posh.
Almond or ahmond - Allmond
Porsh or Porshia - Porsh
Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy -Pr-eye-vacy, as in Pr-eyevate.

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 22:41 - Sep 15 with 1288 viewslightwaterhoop

When i grew up in Golborne Road in the 1970's Portobello Road was always known as the 'Lane' does anyone else remember that.Also the Derby pub was always pronounced Derby and never Darby.Locals also used to say yourn instead of yours and QPR were always called the Rangers never anything else.
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 22:48 - Sep 15 with 1273 viewsMyke

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 22:34 - Sep 15 by BrianMcCarthy

Hullbon or Hoburn - Never really knew
Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon - Marliburn
Cullville Square or Covill Square - no idea
Toomeric or turrmeric -absolutely no idea but I say Turrmeric quickly and really low
Orreggano or oregarno - not an iota but I try Or-eg-an-o.
Sconn or scone -sconn - It's scone in West Cork, and we're not posh.
Almond or ahmond - Allmond
Porsh or Porshia - Porsh
Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy -Pr-eye-vacy, as in Pr-eyevate.


Not posh in South Sligo either Brian, definitely a scone. Anyone who says sconn, I say to them, 'What do you call that large pebble on the ground - a stonn?'
Definitely not posh enough for a 'Porsh', but love the way we pronounce that French car; Pew-jo
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 23:12 - Sep 15 with 1248 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 22:48 - Sep 15 by Myke

Not posh in South Sligo either Brian, definitely a scone. Anyone who says sconn, I say to them, 'What do you call that large pebble on the ground - a stonn?'
Definitely not posh enough for a 'Porsh', but love the way we pronounce that French car; Pew-jo


Let's not derail the thread by Irish pronunciation!

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 23:13 - Sep 15 with 1244 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 22:41 - Sep 15 by lightwaterhoop

When i grew up in Golborne Road in the 1970's Portobello Road was always known as the 'Lane' does anyone else remember that.Also the Derby pub was always pronounced Derby and never Darby.Locals also used to say yourn instead of yours and QPR were always called the Rangers never anything else.


"Yourn" - really? I always associated that with North of Watford Gap eg Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 23:48 - Sep 15 with 1207 viewsCiderwithRsie

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 23:12 - Sep 15 by BrianMcCarthy

Let's not derail the thread by Irish pronunciation!


On the contrary, it's an excellent idea.
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 00:02 - Sep 16 with 1198 viewskensalriser

Some words are dependant on regional accent and some are right or wrong:

Hullbon or Hoburn - Ho-bn (neither l nor r are pronounced)

Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon - Marrylebn (Marylebone is a conjunction of St Mary-le-Bone, so the r is pronounced. It's not St Marley.

Cullville Square or Covill Square - Coalville.

Toomeric or turrmeric - Turmeric (there's an r, pronounce it. It's not made from tumours.)

Orreggano or oregarno - oregarno if you're a Brit or an Italian .

Sconn or scone - as you like

Almond or ahmond - armond, the l elongates the a.

Porsh or Porshia - Porscher, the e is aspirated in German. Porsch is probably an acceptable anglicism though.

Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy - privvacy if you're a Brit

Anyone bothered looking in a (British English) dictionary?
[Post edited 16 Sep 0:06]

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 02:01 - Sep 16 with 1144 viewsnix

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 00:02 - Sep 16 by kensalriser

Some words are dependant on regional accent and some are right or wrong:

Hullbon or Hoburn - Ho-bn (neither l nor r are pronounced)

Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon - Marrylebn (Marylebone is a conjunction of St Mary-le-Bone, so the r is pronounced. It's not St Marley.

Cullville Square or Covill Square - Coalville.

Toomeric or turrmeric - Turmeric (there's an r, pronounce it. It's not made from tumours.)

Orreggano or oregarno - oregarno if you're a Brit or an Italian .

Sconn or scone - as you like

Almond or ahmond - armond, the l elongates the a.

Porsh or Porshia - Porscher, the e is aspirated in German. Porsch is probably an acceptable anglicism though.

Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy - privvacy if you're a Brit

Anyone bothered looking in a (British English) dictionary?
[Post edited 16 Sep 0:06]


I'd agree with all of these.
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 05:30 - Sep 16 with 1109 viewsMatch82

I'll put a different spin on this. Born and raised in south london but been living in the US for 13 years. These days I can't even remember what the "right" way to say some words is.

Hullbon or Hoburn - hoburn
Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon - marrilibon
Cullville Square or Covill Square - covlll square
Toomeric or turrmeric - chewmeric
Orreggano or oregarno - oregarno (put my foot down about that one, the american wife would disagree)
Sconn or scone - scone
Almond or ahmond - ahmomd
Porsh or Porshia - porsch
Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy - privvacy
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 07:55 - Sep 16 with 1006 viewsBrianMcCarthy

General question - if pyre-it becomes pyre-acy why wouldn't preye-vit become preye-vacy?

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 08:46 - Sep 16 with 949 viewsdannyblue

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 07:55 - Sep 16 by BrianMcCarthy

General question - if pyre-it becomes pyre-acy why wouldn't preye-vit become preye-vacy?


Maybe for the same reason someone who does distribution isn’t a distribewter they’re a diSTRIButer. Ie sounds a bit more mellifluous? Cf controversy?
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 08:49 - Sep 16 with 943 viewsdannyblue

I definitely hear covil and coalville here. Former tends to be among the older lot.

My dad reckons it’s covil because it was named after Admiral Colville who fought in same war as battle of portobello, and that’s a Scottish name, so L is silent in the same way the CK in cockburn is silent.
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 09:43 - Sep 16 with 882 viewssaxbend

Hobun
Mahlebun
Coalville
Termerick
Oregano (Italian pronunciation)
Sconn
Ahmund
Pawsha
Privvasee
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 10:10 - Sep 16 with 861 viewsW7Ranger

Potayto or potarto

tomayto or tomarto
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 10:32 - Sep 16 with 839 viewsCamberleyR

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 00:02 - Sep 16 by kensalriser

Some words are dependant on regional accent and some are right or wrong:

Hullbon or Hoburn - Ho-bn (neither l nor r are pronounced)

Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon - Marrylebn (Marylebone is a conjunction of St Mary-le-Bone, so the r is pronounced. It's not St Marley.

Cullville Square or Covill Square - Coalville.

Toomeric or turrmeric - Turmeric (there's an r, pronounce it. It's not made from tumours.)

Orreggano or oregarno - oregarno if you're a Brit or an Italian .

Sconn or scone - as you like

Almond or ahmond - armond, the l elongates the a.

Porsh or Porshia - Porscher, the e is aspirated in German. Porsch is probably an acceptable anglicism though.

Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy - privvacy if you're a Brit

Anyone bothered looking in a (British English) dictionary?
[Post edited 16 Sep 0:06]


Agree with those.
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 10:32 - Sep 16 with 837 viewsBoston

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 00:02 - Sep 16 by kensalriser

Some words are dependant on regional accent and some are right or wrong:

Hullbon or Hoburn - Ho-bn (neither l nor r are pronounced)

Marrrrlabn or Marrilubon - Marrylebn (Marylebone is a conjunction of St Mary-le-Bone, so the r is pronounced. It's not St Marley.

Cullville Square or Covill Square - Coalville.

Toomeric or turrmeric - Turmeric (there's an r, pronounce it. It's not made from tumours.)

Orreggano or oregarno - oregarno if you're a Brit or an Italian .

Sconn or scone - as you like

Almond or ahmond - armond, the l elongates the a.

Porsh or Porshia - Porscher, the e is aspirated in German. Porsch is probably an acceptable anglicism though.

Pr-eye-vacy or privvacy - privvacy if you're a Brit

Anyone bothered looking in a (British English) dictionary?
[Post edited 16 Sep 0:06]


Both British and American pronunciations are incorrect / differ from Italian.

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 10:42 - Sep 16 with 816 viewsJuzzie

The State of Arkansas is pronounced Ar-ken-saw? Where has the 'w' come from and in that case why isn't Kansas pronounced ken-saw?
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 10:53 - Sep 16 with 789 viewsBoston

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 10:42 - Sep 16 by Juzzie

The State of Arkansas is pronounced Ar-ken-saw? Where has the 'w' come from and in that case why isn't Kansas pronounced ken-saw?


Both Native American names, the ‘saw’ is the correct pronunciation. The spelling was a cock up in the 1800’s. Kansa are a tribe in that part of the country.

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 11:28 - Sep 16 with 749 viewskensalriser

A further thought on Colville, if you have an old local accent with a glottal stop then it's probably Coh-viw, where all the els are swallowed. I'm having difficulty getting the phonetics of Coh, it's definitely not an oh with a c at the front it's more like an aw with a c in front. If you're from London you'll probably know what I mean!

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 11:43 - Sep 16 with 731 viewsDannyPaddox

Anyone got a pair of Saucony running shoes (I haven’t as yet but in the market and tempted) I’ve always said Saucy-knee but I’m told correct pronunciation is Soccer-knee.

And then there’s ...

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 11:45 - Sep 16 with 720 viewsrrrspricey

OK then aitch or haitch?

Got to be the former, shirley?
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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 11:46 - Sep 16 with 716 viewsBrianMcCarthy

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 11:45 - Sep 16 by rrrspricey

OK then aitch or haitch?

Got to be the former, shirley?


Haitch.

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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 11:52 - Sep 16 with 701 viewsMick_S


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Pronunciation / pronounciation on 12:00 - Sep 16 with 683 viewsrrrspricey

Pronunciation / pronounciation on 11:46 - Sep 16 by BrianMcCarthy

Haitch.


Close Brian

You did mention the thread shouldn't be derailed with Irish pronunciation so the answer must be aitch!
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