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Old 12-08-2007, 05:20 PM
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How do the English pronounce Lancaster?

Is it LAN-caster (as in Burt) or LANK-a-stir (as with the Amish)?

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Old 12-08-2007, 05:22 PM
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Same way as in 'Burt Lancaster' or 'Lancaster Bomber'


edit: If you want a qualification: I grew up in that part of England.

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Old 12-08-2007, 05:27 PM
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Yeah, we invented it so we are right, but we invented a large number of US place names and they still corrupt them.

I'd like to listen to them dealing with Featheringstonehaugh though.
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:28 PM
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OK, I didn't read the question closely enough.

I'm not English so I shouldn't be answering...

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Old 12-08-2007, 05:35 PM
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Yeah, we invented it so we are right, but we invented a large number of US place names and they still corrupt them.

I'd like to listen to them dealing with Featheringstonehaugh though.
I don't know who corrupted what. I remember thinking my older brother was trying to trick me into looking like a fool when he said that Worcester was pronounced "Wooster." Come on!
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:35 PM
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Yeah, we invented it so we are right, but we invented a large number of US place names and they still corrupt them.

I'd like to listen to them dealing with Featheringstonehaugh though.
Or Happisburgh !
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:48 PM
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Same way as in 'Burt Lancaster' or 'Lancaster Bomber'
Yep. It's LAN-cass-ter.

We also have the county of Lancashire, which is different. LANK-asher.
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:02 PM
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Yep. It's LAN-cass-ter.

We also have the county of Lancashire, which is different. LANK-asher.
Or Lank-I-sher. I remember slightly more of an i sound than an a sound to the pronunciation when I used to live there.
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:08 PM
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I'd like to listen to them dealing with Featheringstonehaugh.
Feathering Stone Hoff.

At least the corrupted version makes sense.
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Old 12-08-2007, 06:12 PM
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Yeah, we invented it so we are right, but we invented a large number of US place names and they still corrupt them.

I'd like to listen to them dealing with Featheringstonehaugh though.
Isn't it...

SPOILER:
'Fenshaw'?
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:02 PM
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Isn't it...

SPOILER:
'Fenshaw'?
No, I'm pretty sure it's Lancaster.

Thanks for the answers. And one more:

Ulster (which, I know, is Irish): does it rhyme more with woolster, rule-ster, or dull-ster?

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Old 12-08-2007, 08:39 PM
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Ulster (which, I know, is Irish): does it rhyme more with woolster, rule-ster, or dull-ster?
It rhymes with "dull-ster".
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