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).