juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Thu Apr 7 14:39:58 UTC 2005
Out of curiosity, how is Whalley pronounced in those parts? Probably [w] at the beginning, but what about the first vowel?
Funny, I guess that wouldn't have leapt to mind, but we have three
streets that come together in downtown New Haven, near Yale, that are
named for the Regicides: Gough, Dixwell, and Whalley. (They hung
out around here, so they wouldn't hang elsewhere.) And Gough is
indeed (still) pronounced "Goff" in these parts (although usually
with an [a] rather than an open-o, but that's another story).
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