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Re: "South-well" or "Suth-ull"?
« Reply #18 on: Monday 30 May 11 19:41 BST (UK) »
I will send you a pm with the answer.
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« Reply #19 on: Monday 30 May 11 19:43 BST (UK) »
How about Wyberton then?
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Re: "South-well" or "Suth-ull"?
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 16 June 11 19:31 BST (UK) »
As a Nottm city centre  born & bred person, I'd call it Suth'ell, but I know a lot (most ?) locals call it Southwell.  I don't know if this is "the native way" to say it, or if it started when the village became well to do (or, being a major diocese, maybe there was always this split). Must admit, if I was talking to a non local now I'd probably say Southwell, because I wouldn't want to be taken as an uneducated slob....instead I could be taken as an unmitigated snob.

But I really have no idea which is "correct"


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Re: "South-well" or "Suth-ull"?
« Reply #21 on: Friday 17 June 11 15:41 BST (UK) »
Whichever you are happier with....I lived in London for a while and once pronounced Suthock as South walk and almost got laughed out of town!!To my mind it was the same as South Well, a location that was south of something, after all there is a North well- Norwell!!But look how we pronounce that one....
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Re: "South-well" or "Suth-ull"?
« Reply #22 on: Friday 17 June 11 19:09 BST (UK) »
Indeed, whichever you are happier with! I was born in Cambridge, brought up in Boston, lived in Doncaster for most of my adult life, and now live in Bournemouth. My voice and vocabulary have traces of the first three, and my accent is a total hybrid. So, in one sentance I will pronounce three separate words the way that each is pronounced in each of the above areas. Confusing for the listener.
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Re: "South-well" or "Suth-ull"?
« Reply #23 on: Friday 17 June 11 19:44 BST (UK) »
I've got a friend who was born & bred in Stuttgart, lived in mid Wales for about 20 years & has lived in Brum for the past 15.....I'll leave the accent to your imagination

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Re: "South-well" or "Suth-ull"?
« Reply #24 on: Friday 17 June 11 19:51 BST (UK) »
As one who worked in Birmingham (and London) for three years while living in Doncaster I can well imagine!
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