Wednesday, 13 March 2013

TRE-LAWN-YD

Galestorm asked if I could let her know how Trelawnyd is pronounced
Well here goes
Included in this 'research video collection'
1. Auntie glad
5. Islwyn ( the revampof Bosoms)
7. Kit (she of the homemade slippers)
10. Animal helper Pat
12. Affable despot Jason 













 

49 comments:

  1. It is wonderful to have voices to go with some people you have introduced to us.

    Musical!

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  2. That's a great idea. (I'm going to have to try doing this exercise in my adopted French village.)

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  3. Now THIS is what the Internet should all be about! Stuff you cannot get from reading words. Brilliant, John.

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  4. Just wonderful John. Putting faces and voices to the names we hear often. Really puts the life into your village for us....Thanks so much for the intorductions!

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  5. Amazing... they ALL got it wrong. It's Tree-law-nid.

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  6. potato potato. Is the last chap the vet assistant?

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  7. Got it !

    ( Jason is rather yummy !!! )

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  8. That was fun but did you notice they don't all say it the same?

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    1. I think I might have to copy your idea and do the same for "Le Grand-Pressigny" !!

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  10. What a witty post! Absolutely bloody fantastic!

    Of course, I liked your video the best even though you came across like a grumpy old bastard!

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  11. faces and voices for the people of your blog--

    New Orleans can be said so many ways and in so many dialects --just by the locals.

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  12. If I can't pronounce Trelawnyd after watching all those great clips, I have a problem!!!

    Thanks a lot. Now, how do you pronounce Aberystwyth?

    Hugs
    Jon

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  13. Most interesting. I read it as Trey'-la-wind... Ooh, the locals would have fun with that! grin

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  14. That was great! One of your best posts and started my day with a big smile and me walking around mumbling, "Tray-LOU-nid" to myself.

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  15. Seems that they all sound very similar about from the last syllable which varies a bit: tray-low-nitt; tray-low- nidd; tray-low-nith. All except you John and on my computer you were struck dumb.

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  16. So enjoyed that John. And you and your George (with his spiffing new hair-do) were my absolute favorites!

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  17. So - a clear majority, even unanimous perhaps. Calls for a puff of white smoke, methinks.

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  18. Many, many Oscar nominations in the making there. Now George has had his hair-do, please get your camera out!

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  19. Wonderful to hear and see those folks!

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  20. A man and his video recording machine!

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  21. A couple of points John.....bloody good post, and where is the George Clooney Vet?
    p.s. d'you know, as I watched it I just thought 'how lovely that one day (in the far distant future hopefully) John will have so many people at his funeral...he obviously has many many friends.

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  22. George says it the best !

    cheers, parsnip

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  23. That was fabulous John. Thank you so much. It’s like NC accents. Folks on the coast have a different accent than those living in the piedmont and western part of the state. Some coastal residents and most native people living on the outer banks have what we call a Hi-Tider accent which sounds very English. I probably have a tad of a hi-tider accent with some words, but I don’t have the long drawn out accent like they do west of the coast. There are a lot of non-native Carolinians that live in this area due to a high military population and many retire here, so you hear accents from across the nation. Yankees are probably the most noticeable. Yea, I said Yankee! No offense to any that live above the Mason-Dixon Line that may read your blog. Lol!
    I am coming to Trelawnyd one of these days! Thanks again. You are a sweetheart!!

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    1. Well I hope it sort of answered your question!
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    2. Oh yes! And as The Weaver explained it much better than I, I noticed how each person pronounced it just a little differently. In the area that I live, one word might be pronounced 4 different ways. Your accents are very similar to our down east Hi-Tiders. Can't wait for the next word!! I guess my comment got a little far fetched!!

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  24. That was wicked fun! You and Jason are the cuties of the bunch! Oh and Auntie Gladys too of course.

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  25. That was a superior rendition of Trelawnyd! It's really great that you went to so much effort to get so many different folks speaking into the camera. I had thought that it was pronounced Tree-law-nid, but it sounds more like Tree-lown-(as in gown)-id. Good job!

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  26. I Love, Love, Love this. What an awesome idea. Now I can pronounce it correctly when I come over in October for a visit and am looking for you!

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  27. THAT was great! Such good sports for participating. Pat is definitely a keeper. She just radiates niceness!

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  28. That was very cool, JOhn. All those peeps doing that for you, perfect.

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  29. This "experiment" reminded me of certain things Miranda Hart says......
    She picks a word and says it over and over again,, until it starts to sound weird .....
    The same thing happened to me today....... Trelawnyd started to sound very wired indeed...
    Thanks for your comments x

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  30. Just got time at home to watch all these--what a fantastic idea! I also love the fact that the "next" YouTube video that shows up after watching them is "Sh!t the Dowager Countess Says" from Downton Abbey. :-)

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  31. Newmarket. NEW-MAR-KIT.... Easier

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  32. mybabyjohn/Delores was right. There are several pronunciations in those videos. Which one(s) are definitively right.

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  33. Sorry, I couldn't understand that, it was all in Welsh.

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  34. You made internet sensations of everyone in your village - love it! xxxx

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  35. LOVED THIS, John ! What a fun post for you to have done. x

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  36. Thank you, I've been trying to imagine how Trelawnyd might be said. I wasn't that far off but completely failed to factor in the disarming effect of a lyrical welsh lilt.

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  37. This made me laugh. Maybe I should do the same for my surname!

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  38. The majority (but not all) of your speakers sound like they've inserted an "M" sound into the name: tray-LAUM-nid, or at least another "N": tray-LAUN-nid.

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  39. I love these little video spots of your neighbors pronouncing Trelawnyd. I think I know how to say it now, and thank you for the link.

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