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From: "Anne Burgess" <>
Subject: RE: [MORAY] Pronunciation
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:59:30 -0000


I've been collecting this list for a while now - Scottish places which are
not pronounced as some people might think!

> (Caps indicate the stressed syllable)
>
> Aberchirder - Foggieloan (or Aber-HIR-der)
> Aberdeen - Abb-er-DEEN
> Aberlour - Abb-er-LOWR (to rhyme with 'shower')
> Alford - AH-f-rd
> Alves - AH-viss
> Anstruther - AIN-stir
> Athelstaneford - ELSH-n'ford
> Aviemore - A-vee-MORE
> Avoch - AWH (to rhyme with 'loch')
> Ballingry -Ba-LING-gray
> Balloch (Inverness) - Ba-LOCH
> Balloch (Loch Lomond) - BAL-och
> Balquhidder - Bal-HWID-er
> Beauly - BEW-ly (same as Beaulieu in England)
> Cockburnspath - CO-burns-path
> Cardow/Cardhu - Car-DOO
> Crathes - CRATH-iss
> Coupar Angus - COO-per ANG-gus
> Covesea - COW-see
> Crossraguel - Cross-RAY-gel (hard 'g' as in 'get')
> Culloden - Cull-ODD-en
> Culter - COOT-er
> Culzean - Cull-AIN
> Cupar - COO-per
> Dores - DOHRZ (as 'doors')
> Doune - DOON
> Dounreay - Doon-RAY
> Drumelzier - Drum-ELL-ee-er
> Drymen - DRIM-en
> Dumyat - Dum-EYE-at
> Dundee - Done-DEE
> Eigg - Egg
> Fenwick - FEN-ick
> Findochty - Fin-ECHTy (also fin-DOCH-ty)
> Fionnphort - FIN-a-fort
> Fochabers - FOH-a-berz
> Forfar - FOR-far
> Forres - FOR -ess
> Friockheim- FREE-cum
> Gigha - GEE-a ('g' as in 'get')
> Glamis - GLAHMZ
> Glasgow - GLASS-go (no, not Glaz- <G>)
> Glendaruel - Glen-da-ROOL
> Glenrothes - Glen-ROTH-iss ('roth' rhymes with 'broth')
> Grandtully - GRANT-ly
> Inveraray - Inn-ver-AIR-a
> Inverewe - Inn-ver-YOU
> Inverurie - Inn-ver-OO-ree
> Jarlshof - YARLZ-hoff
> Kilravock - Kill-RAWK
> Kirkcaldy - K-rkADDy or K-rkAWDy
> Kirkcudbright - Kir-COO-bry
> Kyleakin - Kyle-AH-kin
> Kylesku -KYLE-skew
> Langholm - LANG-um
> Lesmahagow - Lez-ma-HAY-go
> Leuchars - LOO-hers
> Longannet - Long-ANN-et
> Luing - LING
> Lumphanan - Lum-FAN-an
> Luncarty - LUNG-car-ty
> Lybster - LYE-bster
> Machrihanish - Mach-ry-HA-nish
> Mallaig - Mall-AGUE (to rhyme with 'vague')
> Maryculter - MARY-coo-ter
> Meikleour - Mick-LOOR
> Milngavie - Mil-GUY
> Moniaive - Mon-eh-YVE
> Monikie - Mon-EE-key
> Moray - MURR -ay
> Moulin - MOO-lin
> (Loch) Muick - (Loch) Mick
> Muthill - MEWTH-ill
> Oban - OH-ban
> Penicuik - PENN-y-cook
> Peterculter PETE-er-coot-er
> Quiraing - Kwirr-ANG
> Rosyth - Ro-SYTHE
> Rothes - ROTH-ess ('roth' rhymes with 'broth')
> Rothesay - ROTH-say ('roth' rhymes with 'broth')
> St Madoes - Sint MAY-dohs
> St Vigeans - Sint VIDGE-anz
> Strachan - STRAWN
> Schiehallion - She-HAL-yon
> Scone - SKOON (definitely not either 'Skon' or Skohn')
> Scourie - SKOW-ry
> Stranraer - StranRAHR
> Strathaven - STRAY-ven
> Strontian - Stron-TEE-an
> Suilven - SOOL-ven
> Tarves - TAR-vess
> Tomintoul - Tom-n-TOWEL
> Tyndrum - TYNE-drum
> Urquhart - UR-hart
> Wemyss - WEEMZ
>
> All further contributions gratefully accepted.
>
> Anne

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never fail to
be amused (Joachim Verhagen)



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