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Pronunciation Guide please

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Pronunciation Guide please

We will be staying near Theobolds road...visiting Southwark...can you please tell me how they are pronounced there?

Also, what is flat white coffee...regular cup of drip with cream?

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1. Re: Pronunciation Guide please

Theobald's Road is pronounced as it sounds - if you take the bus you'll hear the woman make the announcement on board for the stop.

Southwark is pronounced soth'erk (think of the word other with an ess in front of it; the 'erk' is pronounced as we might say the word work but without the 'w' and with less emphasis on the 'r').

Will let a coffee drinker decipher flat white.

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2. Re: Pronunciation Guide please

Thee-oh-bald

Suverk

Never heard of a flat white, the only coffee I know is nescafe, gold blend for special occasions.

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3. Re: Pronunciation Guide please

Flat white coffee: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_white

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4. Re: Pronunciation Guide please

Southwark: exactly like southern but with a K instead of an N at the end. (But if where you come from you pronounce the R in southern, you don't pronounce it in Southwark!)

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5. Re: Pronunciation Guide please

Turn on your computer's speakers and click below:

www.howjsay.com/index.php…

http://www.forvo.com/word/southwark/

Edited: 15 April 2012, 00:47
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Pronounced as it sounds? Yikes, must learn to proof read. Should have read pronounced as it's spelled.

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7. Re: Pronunciation Guide please

If you can hear the difference between Southwark and Suffolk, you have better hearing than I.

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8. Re: Pronunciation Guide please

>>>Suverk<<<<

Maybe if you're illiterate. There's a "th" in there that needs to be pronounced. The others have got it right.

Edited: 15 April 2012, 07:26
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9. Re: Pronunciation Guide please

"suverk" as a pronunciation guide is hardly helpful, apart from that "V" in the middle.

To anyone who has no idea, is it like "super" with a K at the end? Or perhaps with the accent on the second syllable, so it rhymes with "to work"?

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Am I just really old and odd? It's Tibbalds Road. The emphasis on the first syllable so the balds is almost like builds, or bills. The voice on the bus? C'mon!

And it's Sutherk. The u is the u in dull or southerly. The th is as in other or father, and the erk is as in work. In fact if you put an s and a k at either end of other, you would have it. Some people will say v instead of th, but it's considered - well, look we don't want to get into the English class system on trip adviser do we? you can say v if you want.