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Re: USAGE: name pronunciation

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, October 29, 2004, 10:57
On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 09:11:14PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 11:49:15 -0400, Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote: > > Along with the Featherstonehaughs [f&nSO] (IIRC) and the Beauchamps > > [bitS@m]. > > And the Marjoribanks [mA:tSb&nks], some of whom might live in Beaulieu > [bju:li] or Loughborough ["lVfb@r\@].
Nah, "Loughborough" is just plain old ordinary everyday English pronunciation. I mean, without ever running into that word before, ["lVfb@r\@] would be my second guess as to how to pronounce it (the first having [laU] instead of [lVf]). Whereas I would never have guessed anything but [,t&li@'fEr\o] for "Taliaferro" before the first time I heard it pronounced (at a Billy Joel concert, in fact; there was a Miss Talieferro singing backup, and he introduced her, and I was looking at the program at the time and quite surprised at the disconnect). -Marcos