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Posted By: Steve Shaw
15-May-15 - 08:04 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation
Subject: RE: Folklore: Local place names - local pronunciation
Launceston in Cornwall is pronounced Lanson, contrary to what some others here have said.

Also in Kernow we have Polzeath ("Polzeth") and St Teath ("St Teth"). My house overlooks Widemouth Bay ("Widmuth"). A bit further down there's Bosinney ("BosINNey"). Just outside Bude there's Poughill ("Poffle"). You could go for a nice walk up Kernow's second highest bill, Rough Tor ("Rowter").