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 Post subject: Re: Rhymes with Orange-O
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:46 pm 
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No worries there; I already heard "Errogie" from a native, but even if I hadn't, that one would be intuitive for me. Milngavie being pronounced "Mill-guy", however, is totally not.

It's not quite "Mill-guy". Ach, s'pose it's close enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhymes with Orange-O
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No worries there; I already heard "Errogie" from a native, but even if I hadn't, that one would be intuitive for me. Milngavie being pronounced "Mill-guy", however, is totally not.

It's not quite "Mill-guy". Ach, s'pose it's close enough.

I had 2 independent sources, one in print and the other a Scottish lass explaining things on YouTube. They were both in agreement, and I was given no reason to suspect that they were dumbing it down for the likes of me. How do you pronounce it?

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I think I heard it as more 'mulguy' (mul as in pull, not as in mull). But is is more than three decades since I lived north of the wall so pronunciations may have shifted or my memory may have drifted.

In devonshire there is a place called 'Woolfardisworthy'. Just for fun try to guess how it is pronounced......

EDIT: and as for Wiveliscombe (Somerset)......

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No worries there; I already heard "Errogie" from a native, but even if I hadn't, that one would be intuitive for me. Milngavie being pronounced "Mill-guy", however, is totally not.

It's not quite "Mill-guy". Ach, s'pose it's close enough.

I had 2 independent sources, one in print and the other a Scottish lass explaining things on YouTube. They were both in agreement, and I was given no reason to suspect that they were dumbing it down for the likes of me. How do you pronounce it?

Sorry. I'm probably being picky. I hear the 'a' before the 'i' sound. It's quick, but it's there. And, to my ear at least, it's distinctly different from "guy". I must admit, I kind of hear an ... how to say ... 'unspoken' 'n' at the end of the 'mill' syllable as well.

As I say, I'm being picky.

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In devonshire there is a place called 'Woolfardisworthy'. Just for fun try to guess how it is pronounced......

Egad. You have NO idea how hard it is not to cheat and hit the Web first. But I'll play fair, so here goes: Wardsy?

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Ah a puzzle right back - you want me to guess the key?

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In devonshire there is a place called 'Woolfardisworthy'. Just for fun try to guess how it is pronounced......

Egad. You have NO idea how hard it is not to cheat and hit the Web first. But I'll play fair, so here goes: Wardsy?
I don't know either, but I'd guess at Woolsy.

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Ah a puzzle right back - you want me to guess the key?

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Ah a puzzle right back - you want me to guess the key?

Oh, no you don't. Tell us the pronunciation of that infernal name.

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The 'official' version is 'woolsery' but the only person I have talked to that actually lived there said that 'the village' was the correct pronounciation. Or 'Woolsy', so Ben was right on the money.

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The 'official' version is 'woolsery' but the only person I have talked to that actually lived there said that 'the village' was the correct pronounciation. Or 'Woolsy', so Ben was right on the money.

I was just going by the spelling, which seemed reasonably phonetic to me. :D

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And I went by the progression of elements and tried to smush them together. It was sensible to reduce it, either way.

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And what key was it?

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And what key was it?

The key of Q.

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And what key was it?

The key of Q.

Not likely, Q has 17 flats

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