Newport-related pronunciations

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Newport-related pronunciations

Postby JonD » October 6th, 2020, 9:50 am

How does everyone pronounce these words?

Lliswerry
Cambrian Road
Theatre
Tooth
Saucepan
Labadie
Nouble
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby pembsexile » October 6th, 2020, 10:00 am

Lizwerry
Cam Bryan rode
Thee et er
Tooth as in look not as in Luke
Sos pan
Lab a Dee
Noo bul.

The ones that always get me regarding Newport are;
Garage as in garij
Castle as in Cassull
School as in skoowul
and the best, Bettws as in Bettis.

That one always gets me when I see it mentioned on TV. My kids laugh at me. It’s Bettis for goodness sake.
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby mad norm » October 6th, 2020, 12:41 pm

At last a sensible thread

How do you pronounce



PILLGWENLLY?

:bounce:


Thankyou
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby JonD » October 6th, 2020, 7:04 pm

No idea on Pill, Norm. I guess, as with Lliswerry, Newportonian is a dialect full of broken rules.

Maesglas? Mays glass. But would a proper taff call it mice glass, I wonder?

By the way, my mum used to say "Bettwus". Cringeworthy.
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby DeePeeNCAFC » October 7th, 2020, 8:57 am

More generally, I dislike Welsh neighbours referring to "going to the village" when we live in a town, "going into town" when talking about visiting Newport or Cardiff cities (when we were allowed to do so).
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby OLDCROMWELLIAN » October 8th, 2020, 10:08 pm

mad norm wrote:At last a sensible thread

How do you pronounce



PILLGWENLLY?

:bounce:


Thankyou


Might boor you with this one.
But as far as I'm aware this is an unusual melding of an ancient saxon word 'Pill' which is a tidal river or coastal inlet, pronounced as in English rhyming with Mill or Till; and the Welsh name Gwenlly prounced Gwhenthlee
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby OLDCROMWELLIAN » October 8th, 2020, 10:15 pm

The one's that have amused me include hearing people say quimbran for Cwmbran and A bert us wig for Abertysswg
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby Rhys with an H » October 8th, 2020, 10:52 pm

Malpus is apparently a Newput "thing".
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby mad norm » October 9th, 2020, 9:20 am

OLDCROMWELLIAN wrote:
mad norm wrote:At last a sensible thread

How do you pronounce



PILLGWENLLY?

:bounce:


Thankyou


Might boor you with this one.
But as far as I'm aware this is an unusual melding of an ancient saxon word 'Pill' which is a tidal river or coastal inlet, pronounced as in English rhyming with Mill or Till; and the Welsh name Gwenlly prounced Gwhenthlee

Thanks. At last I can pronounce it properly
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby JonD » October 9th, 2020, 11:33 am

Thinking back, many years ago I lived on Pillmawr Road. Only once did I hear someone pronounce it Pichllmawer.
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby mad norm » October 9th, 2020, 4:32 pm

I can remember asking for Bass a leg Rd when I was looking for digs when I started at art college.
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby Willthiswork » October 12th, 2020, 9:43 am

How about Allt-yr-yn?

Alt-er-reen or Alt-er-run or Alt-er-rin?
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby pembsexile » October 12th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Where did the A come from?

It’s Oll-ter-reen.
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby phil_in_npton » October 15th, 2020, 7:47 pm

Good Evening

I’ve heard this on I-follow....

Dimmytroo.

Any ideas?

Phil in Noorthaamptun
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Re: Newport-related pronunciations

Postby excessbee » October 16th, 2020, 8:35 am

Don't think he puts a y or oo in his pronunciation. More like Dim-it-row.
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