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Re: YAEPT: L[a]unt?

From:Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:55
No, as a native BrE speaker, that makes no sense to me either. I used to
have a girlfriend who lived in a village called Poringland (where very
little happened) and locals were forever adding another loop to the "P" in
the village sign.
> > "One suggestion is to change it to Launt which would be pronounced the > same. " > > It would? Really? And how is that, exactly? > > I would pronounce "Lunt" as /lVnt/, /lUnt/, or /lunt/. I'd pronounce > "Launt" as /lOnt/ or /launt/. I can't come up with any pronunciation > that makes sense for both spellings...