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Quick Question: How Do You Pronounce "Prestwich?"

Quick Question: How Do You Pronounce "Prestwich?"

Sep 13th, 2007, 03:58 PM
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Quick Question: How Do You Pronounce "Prestwich?"

I'm talking about Prestwich, Lancashire.

I know that the "w" is silent in many cases in the UK (Warwick, Chiswick, Beswick, etc) but I'm not sure about this one.

Can anyone help?

Thanks!

cy

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Sep 13th, 2007, 07:56 PM
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the W is not silent.
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Sep 14th, 2007, 03:50 AM
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Thanks, Jean! You've cleared up a mystery for me.

cy
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Sep 14th, 2007, 03:53 AM
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Now have a go at "Blenheim".
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Sep 14th, 2007, 04:28 AM
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Prest-witch (I hadn't really noticed the difference from Chis-ik, etc before but that's English for you...and it's Blen-im.
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Sep 14th, 2007, 05:29 AM
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It was always fun hearing my son's Dutch friends trying to pronounce Loughborough when he was studying there. And they gave up when he was on work experience at Beaulieu!
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Sep 14th, 2007, 12:33 PM
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hetismij -

Out of curiousity, how do you pronounce Loughborough?
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Sep 14th, 2007, 12:47 PM
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LUFFbrah.

How about Cholmondleigh?
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Sep 14th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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Chumley.
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Bravo!

And Stroud?
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