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Posted By: Tattie Bogle
14-May-15 - 12:10 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation
Subject: RE: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation
I was brought up in Suffolk, where o sounds get turned into oo. We lived near Stoomaaak't. (Stowmarket).
Felixstowe was something like Filixstoo.
Also, Suffolk people don't do anything with a "yoo" sound in it such as tube (tyoob): they would say toob. They couldn't pronounce our son's name, Ewan - Ooan to them Yooan to us!