Author Topic: Lake District Place Pronunciations  (Read 1366 times)

Dovegirl

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Re: Lake District Place Pronunciations
« Reply #15 on: 20:18:07, 08/12/17 »
The other problem I have is do I sound pretentious if I slip in to Cumbrian pronunciation when I'm clearly not a local.
I know that Skid-ore is Skidder but I would never say it.

I'm wondering if some pronunciations are more local than others?  I might say Scorefell as I've heard it pronounced that way on TV, suggesting it may have a wider currency. But I'd feel self-conscious saying Skidder, as I hadn't heard of that pronunciation till this thread!

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Re: Lake District Place Pronunciations
« Reply #16 on: 22:00:33, 08/12/17 »
If you think Lake District names are hard to pronounce, have a go at some of the Scottish hills!
Na Gruagaichean, Beinn Bheithir (vair), Loch Avon (Loch Ann), Garbhein (Garven)...................

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Re: Lake District Place Pronunciations
« Reply #17 on: 09:40:52, 10/12/17 »
What about Loughrigg fell?  I read/hear (in my head)/say Luffrigg.  However, I've heard it pronnounced Loch-rigg (like you'd say a Scottish loch)  :-\

You are right Mel, Luffrigg is the way to say it, Wainwright says so  :)

I know that Skid-ore is Skidder but I would never say it. In the same way I wouldn't say that April is from nyCAssle.

This is where things get complicated! I'm from Newcastle but I don't use "Nycassle". I say "Knewcassil"
Maybe there are different ways to pronounce things if you're are a local in Cumbria?

I am surprised that people don't know about Skiddaw being pronounced Skidda. I very rarely hear people using Skiddaw it is nearly always Skidda I hear when I'm out and about.

There is a customer at work who insists he lives in Kes-wick, he won't accept "Kessick" as his address and he corrects you when you pronounce it Kessick  :) He is a southerner mind  ;)
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Re: Lake District Place Pronunciations
« Reply #18 on: 16:39:57, 10/12/17 »
In the same way I wouldn't say that April is from nyCAssle.
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This is where things get complicated! I'm from Newcastle but I don't use "Nycassle". I say "Knewcassil"
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Re: Lake District Place Pronunciations
« Reply #19 on: 16:59:55, 10/12/17 »
Down on the south coast.
We have Cocking locally pronounced Coeing (like toeing the line).
Also Bosham locally pronounced Bozzum.

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