Oban (Scotland) - how to pronounce...

Old Apr 6th, 2006, 05:59 PM
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Oban (Scotland) - how to pronounce...

Is it oh-ban?
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Old Apr 6th, 2006, 07:32 PM
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Yes, with equal emphasis on each syllable.
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Old Apr 6th, 2006, 08:21 PM
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I always thought it was "OH-bin" with emphasis on the first syllable. But, hey, I'm just a visitor to the place.
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Stress on the first syllable, second vowel almost unvoiced. OH-b'n.
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Old Apr 7th, 2006, 03:00 AM
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As a Scot who's visited Oban more thanm once - Patrick is spot on: Oh-b'n
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Old Apr 7th, 2006, 05:24 AM
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If we get there and unintentionally pronounce it incorrectly, will they still take our MON-eeee???
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Old Apr 7th, 2006, 05:28 AM
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I just want to make sure when I ask, which train to Oban, they know what I'm talking about so I end up in the right place!
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Intrepid, have you not been to Scotland before?!
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Intrepid, only if it's not Sunday!

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Patrick, that's what I was trying to get across, but I didn't think of leaving the vowel out altogether!
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I am sure they will take Intrepid's money, they probably like all tourists, including AMERkins
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Old Apr 7th, 2006, 08:42 AM
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Like "Open" with a b.

Great town, by the way. One of our favorites in Scotland. Here's a rather nice pic that ms_go took of it:

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...53249937QmCTsF
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Thanks for the photo link, mr go. Oban looks beautiful.I can't wait to go.
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Love the photo, mr_go. We didn't go to Oban when we visited Scotland a few years ago. Big mistake apparently. Next time! Now I'll know how to pronounce it!
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