You have no idea how long I spent trying to make that phonetically clear. I just gave up in the end. It’s actually quite tricky!
I think we usually just say ‘rhyming with gone’ / ‘rhyming with cone’ when this comes up.
Changed it now…
But ‘cone’ would pander to the wrong pronunciation. Hence my dilemma…
Anonymous?! Show yourselves cowards, etc.
Do people really like cones more than gone?
Surprised at so many ‘sheds’ as I have always felt alone in my holding onto the outdated UK pronunciation.
Oh right now I have to change my vote. Basically I say Mario the English way not the Italian (?) way of Nintendo titles.
Asking people to pronounce “Scheveningen” was a way of catching out any Germans masquerading as Dutch trying to infiltrate the Resistance.
The proper Welsh way
Impossible to write
Magdalene college Oxford
- Maud Lin
- Mag da Lin (haha there’s a povvo in our midst!)
oh no, it’s me. i’m the povvo
mag duh lay nuh
Think the most bothersome us pronunciation of a word is Noder daym
- Chol-mond-a-lay Feather-stone-haw
- Chum-lee Fan-shaw