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Re: Sinclair pronunciation
The name has been pronounced as you husband states. The Scots
particularly in Caithness pronounce it that way. I assume thats how the
first Sinclairs in America (1650) were called Sinkler. Out side of that it
doesn't make any difference how you pronounce it, just keep it out there in
front of people. Good to be able to talk with you.
David Sinclair Bouschor Duluth, MN
> From: BOBBIE M HALL <DRJG90B@prodigy.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
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> Subject: Sinclair pronunciation
> Date: Wednesday, March 18, 1998 6:39 AM
> Mark & group,
> Perhaps some of our Scottish cousins can correct me
> if I'm wrong to generalize, but my husband (an Ayrshire
> Scot) says that they pronounce it SINK-ler in Scotland.
> Perhaps it's the North American pronunciation (a bit
> of French background thrown in?) that has made it
> Sin-CLAIR as a common pronunciation on the western
> side of the pond. Just my 2 cents/tuppence.
> Bobbie Hall - Chicago