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Natives... please pronounce "St. Giles" for me

Natives... please pronounce "St. Giles" for me

Oct 20th, 2012, 03:58 AM
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annhig: If you've seen the film Enchanted April, you may recall the Alfred Molina character, whose first name was Melhuish, pronounced "Meh-LOSH"
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Oct 20th, 2012, 05:09 AM
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Scotland is a whole other kettle of fish, especially when it comes to the Farquhars, Menzies and Urquharts of Kirkcudbright, Kirkcaldy and Milngavie.
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Oct 20th, 2012, 08:45 AM
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except, tedgale, my headmistress was called Melhuish, and she pronounced it as it is writ.
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Oct 20th, 2012, 09:06 AM
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American (of Irish descent, judging from surname)commentator totally mangled County Laois the other evening. While that doesn't have an obvious pronunciation, he should have looked it up before saying it before brazillions of people.
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Oct 20th, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Ah well, that is (genuinely) from another language; but agreed, if he didn't know he should have looked it up.
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Oct 20th, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Patrick: When I was in Dumfries last spring, my landlady was most impressed when I pronounced both Kirkcudbright AND Milngavie correctly
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