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Thread: Names Ruined By Local Accents?
November 4th, 2012 08:04 AM #36Senior Member
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I'm a Native New Englander, though not currently living there, and while I don't have the accent myself I absolutely love it! I wish I had one sometimes, but I can understand why someone might not like the way names are pronounced in it. That's how I feel about New Jersey/New York accents!
I went to school in England for a bit and while I was there I was in class with a few people from Yorkshire and they had really lovely accents, I couldn't always understand everything, but so much of what they said just sounded so beautiful!
October 20th, 2013 10:40 PM #38Junior Member
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My husband (whose family is northern) liked Elle for a girl. I always vetoed it because I knew my southern family would pronounce it "ALE" or "A-Yell"... Sort of loses its femininity.
October 21st, 2013 11:56 PM #40
Where I'm at in Florida, "T's" aren't pronounced. I really don't mind it; in fact I don't notice it until other people pronounce the "T" (Then they startle me by doing it). Aside from that, our accent is quite normal. Here's what happens with some poor names:
Matt: Magh' (the "t" part isn't vocalized)
The funny thing is while I am quite good at faking accents, how ever hard I try, I cannot avoid changing T's into D's, or just forgetting them altogether. Unless I'm faking an English accent. Then it is quite easy : )Arthur Isidore-Fox Malachi-Jules Balthasar-Percy Raphael
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October 22nd, 2013 01:42 AM #42
Taylor, I have to agree. Sometimes it's worse though: my grandmother is from a small town in rural Queensland and she pronounces my name "Tar-luh."
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October 22nd, 2013 04:14 AM #44Senior Member
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I am from the Appalachian mountains. My favorite name is Jerry, but it is ruined here where it becomes "Jury." All names ending in A get an EE sound instead (Nora becomes Nory). Also, some middle syllables are dropped. My lovely great aunt Italy was called It'ly. Names that start with ER sound like Uhr (Eric becomes Uhric). I don't find this accent very pretty, but now that I live in another region of the US, I treasure anything that reflects my heritage.Mom to Emberlee Shea. Expecting #2 Aug 2014.