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Re: Sinclair pronunciation
On reflection I pronounce sinclair with equal stress on both sylables as
described by yourself in a previous mail. I think its just that it sounds
slightly different when pronounced by someone from the south of England.
By the way I come from Basingstoke.
On Thu, 19 Mar 1998, Jean Haddow wrote:
> In message <Pine.SOL.3.93.980318125824.8076Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
> Andy Sinclair <email@example.com> writes
> >My family come from Thurso and they do indeed pronounce Sinclair SINK-ler.
> >This seems mainly to do with the scottish accent as I, being English
> >pronounce it sin-CLAIR, and my father and grandmother use SINK-ler.
> >Andrew Sinclair
> >University of Bath
> >Hey _I.m being very parochial - in what part of England did you hear
> Sin -CLAIR? I've always found English people able to pronounce the name
> Sinkler. I suspect the sin-CLAIR pronounciation has crept in from the
> other side of the pond.
> Jean Haddow