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A pronounciation thread

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Just wondered about peoples pronunciaton of certain words, and you can post more and how you think they should be said. A few times recently I hear people pronounce Primark "premak/premark" … Read More
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Just wondered about peoples pronunciaton of certain words, and you can post more and how you think they should be said.

A few times recently I hear people pronounce Primark "premak/premark"

Or in North England people call Aldi Alday and Lidl is Liedil

Was wondering what you all called them or any things you heard that dont sound the same everywhere.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
i is from leeds - nuff said lol

i miss words out - mainly "the"

"i'm goin' t' pub.." etc
and this isn't derived from the text speak slang .. of the new generation...

people i work with are from different parts of the country and think my accent is funny and the words i have for different things are even funnier..
ie :
Spice - sweets
Ginnel - alleyway
Laykin - playing


anyone else out there like this?
[mod]#2
arcangel111
i is from leeds - nuff said lol

i miss words out - mainly "the"

"i'm goin' t' pub.." etc
and this isn't derived from the text speak slang .. of the new generation...

people i work with are from different parts of the country and think my accent is funny and the words i have for different things are even funnier..
ie :
Spice - sweets
Ginnel - alleyway
Laykin - playing


anyone else out there like this?


I lived in West Yorks for years so am very familiar with laykin and ginnel
But I'm from Lancashire and gave up asking for a "barmcake" in Wakefield/Huddersfield due to the "Is he mad?" looks I got
But......ther'es nowt as good as "Put wood in th'ole"
(Awaits none northern English members request of translation)
#3
landaaaaner here

WTF are you two on about haha :p
banned#4
andywedge
arcangel111
i is from leeds - nuff said lol

i miss words out - mainly "the"

"i'm goin' t' pub.." etc
and this isn't derived from the text speak slang .. of the new generation...

people i work with are from different parts of the country and think my accent is funny and the words i have for different things are even funnier..
ie :
Spice - sweets
Ginnel - alleyway
Laykin - playing


anyone else out there like this?


I lived in West Yorks for years so am very familiar with laykin and ginnel
But I'm from Lancashire and gave up asking for a "barmcake" in Wakefield/Huddersfield due to the "Is he mad?" looks I got
But......ther'es nowt as good as "Put wood in th'ole"
(Awaits none northern English members request of of translation)


english member request of translation. one of was enough btw (_;)
#5
andywedge

I lived in West Yorks for years so am very familiar with laykin and ginnel
But I'm from Lancashire and gave up asking for a "barmcake" in Wakefield/Huddersfield due to the "Is he mad?" looks I got
But......ther'es nowt as good as "Put wood in th'ole"
(Awaits none northern English members request of translation)


hehe, im from lancashire,and I had a friend from burnley that used to call barmcakes teacakes, thought she was mad when she was have a sausage teacake??
our old lodger from london found it wierd that we(my family) say aint instead of isnt

n around here lidl is just lidl and aldi is just aldi, none of that alday/liedle whatever, thats hows its supposed to be pronounced thow isnt it, thats how iv herd it on an advert liedle, wondered what they were on about

Edited By: tatemze on Aug 01, 2010 23:19: :)
#6
some say cooker, other say cucker! lol i think its cucker sounds better tho :)
1 Like #7
Well the Scottish accent is pretty difficult to understand - especially further North you go!!! I posted earlier in Chesso's gardening thread about how I found a fabulous website that sold potatoes! Well this website is Scottish and I clicked on a video...................and I really couldnt understand much of what the man was saying lmao !!! He is from "up North" and such a strong accent.

Some examples of Scottish expressions...............

Give us........gee us

Yes - Aye

No - Naw

Gonny no - please dont

Awaynbileyerheid : Go and put your head in a pan of boiling water lol


Skinny Malinky Longlegs! - A tall thin person.

Lang may yer lum reek! - May you live long and stay well.

Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck eggs! - Don't try to teach someone something they already know.

Haud yer wheesht! - Be quiet. (one of my personal favourites!)

Ah dinnae ken. - I don't know.

Edited By: bossyboots on Aug 01, 2010 23:20:
#8
bossyboots
Well the Scottish accent is pretty difficult to understand - especially further North you go!!! I posted earlier in Chesso's gardening thread about how I found a fabulous website that sold potatoes! Well this website is Scottish and I clicked on a video...................and I really couldnt understand much of what the man was saying lmao !!! He is from "up North" and such a strong accent.

Some examples of Scottish expressions...............

Give us........gee us

Yes - Aye

No - Naw

Gonny no - please done

Awaynbileyerheid : Go and put your head in a pan of boiling water lol


Skinny Malinky Longlegs! - A tall thin person.

Lang may yer lum reek! - May you live long and stay well.

Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck eggs! - Don't try to teach someone something they already know.

Haud yer wheesht! - Be quiet. (one of my personal favourites!)

Ah dinnae ken. - I don't know.


Jings that is fair crivvens.
#9
lol Ryouga - honestly the further North you go up here the harder it is to understand!!

I have lovely friends on the Orkney Islands and go up few times every year..................well I have been going since 1989 but my husband only past two years and he just struggles with the accent lmao - I laugh at him nodding and smiling when I just know he doesnt have clue what they are saying!!!




Edited By: bossyboots on Aug 01, 2010 23:26: spelt Orkney wrong and will go to hell for that
Edited By: bossyboots on Aug 01, 2010 23:26: again
#10
bossyboots
lol Ryouga - honestly the further North you go up here the harder it is to understand!!

I have lovely friend on the Orkeny Islands and go up few times every year..................well I have been going since 1989 but my husband only past two years and he just struggles with the accent lmao - I laugh at him nodding and smiling when I just know he doesnt have clue what they are saying!!!


Dont forget I am Scottish so know the accent well, that being said when I lived in England for 2 years and came back for a few days I thought my hometown on the border sounded broad Scottish when before I couldnt pick up a Scottish accent from them or very very watered down.
1 Like #11
auch get tae

is a fav of mine (will leave it to the immagination)
#12
micoo
auch get tae

is a fav of mine (will leave it to the immagination)


I know what word is missing!
1 Like #13
micoo
auch get tae

is a fav of mine (will leave it to the immagination)


used here on a daily basis X)
1 Like #14
Help ma boab!
#15
ryouga
Help ma boab!


Na your quoting from the imaginary Broons there - doesnt count am afraid X)
#16
ryouga
micoo
auch get tae

is a fav of mine (will leave it to the immagination)


I know what word is missing!


X) there was several i left out

usually goes along the lines of "get tae **** ya ***** bag" lol
#17
The second word I guess is another word for a female body part lol.
[mod]#18
ryman1000
andywedge
arcangel111
i is from leeds - nuff said lol

i miss words out - mainly "the"

"i'm goin' t' pub.." etc
and this isn't derived from the text speak slang .. of the new generation...

people i work with are from different parts of the country and think my accent is funny and the words i have for different things are even funnier..
ie :
Spice - sweets
Ginnel - alleyway
Laykin - playing


anyone else out there like this?


I lived in West Yorks for years so am very familiar with laykin and ginnel
But I'm from Lancashire and gave up asking for a "barmcake" in Wakefield/Huddersfield due to the "Is he mad?" looks I got
But......ther'es nowt as good as "Put wood in th'ole"
(Awaits none northern English members request of of translation)


english member request of translation. one of was enough btw (_;)


"Put wood in th'ole" = "Would you be so kind as to put the wood in the hole" = "Shut the door" X)
#19
micoo
ryouga
micoo
auch get tae

is a fav of mine (will leave it to the immagination)


I know what word is missing!


X) there was several i left out

usually goes along the lines of "get tae **** ya ***** bag" lol


In Ireland Ive heard people say get out to **** would ye

or when the Gaelic football is on in the pub and the old boys have had a few drinks

GET THAT BALL OUT TO **** WOULD YE

haha
#20
shut t' door
#21
this thread confuses me!

(being from kent we have no lil gems to share!)
#22
Ginnel is the same in Lancashire too.

PS. Lidl is pronounced Liedil (or Lee-dil) in Germany; as that is where the retailer originated.

Aldi is also a German organisation, but pronounced Al-dee.

BFN,

fp.
#23
magicbeans
this thread confuses me!

(being from kent we have no lil gems to share!)


Don't you say "cheesybug" meaning a woodlouse in Kent?

BFN,

fp.
1 Like #24
fanpages
Ginnel is the same in Lancashire too.

PS. Lidl is pronounced Liedil (or Lee-dil) in Germany; as that is where the retailer originated.

Aldi is also a German organisation, but pronounced Al-dee.

BFN,

fp.


your 'signature' **** me off



Edited By: numptyj on Aug 02, 2010 00:14:
#25
numptyj
your 'signature' **** me off


Nowt so queer as folk.

BFN,

fp.
#26
Oh and people who say tooth like 'tuth', a few friends from Cornwall say it like that.
suspended#27
Such a small country, so many accents....
#28
For the OP

Primark - Pre Mark
Aldi - Al Day
Lidl - Lid Al

Some of the ones I have heard are
Skullary = Kitchen
Bunker = kitchen worktop
Wan = One

away 'n' run up ma humf

Sausage Supper - sausage and chips
roll n chips - chip butty - chip bap
salt n vinegar (west) - salt n sauce (east)
suspended#29
That Co-Op advert on TV really annoys me.

"Gud with fud"

It's good with foooooooood.
I don't know who woke up and hired him for a voice over job.
#30
bossyboots
lol Ryouga - honestly the further North you go up here the harder it is to understand!!

I have lovely friends on the Orkney Islands and go up few times every year..................well I have been going since 1989 but my husband only past two years and he just struggles with the accent lmao - I laugh at him nodding and smiling when I just know he doesnt have clue what they are saying!!!




I'd say it's worse going east or west, Glaswegian accents can be hard going and broad scots from Aberdeenshire are even worse - I always had trouble understanding one of my friend's Dads from that area. The Highlands are generally easy going by comparison.

John
#31
The Geordie Mafia...they'll make you an offer you can't understand.
#32
"take yer face for a *****" is probably one of my favourite ones...

Talking of Scottish accents getting worse the further north you go, Peterhead is probably one of the worst. Plus saying things like "quine" (girl) and "loon" (boy) just makes everything confusing....
#33
Yeah Peterhead is quite a difficult accent - also agree a wee bit with John re some of the Glasgow accents being very broad!
#34
'fit like' in Aberdeen means How are you.

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