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    "Barry St. Leger" read as "Barry Saint Leger"?

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    Barry St. Leger

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    Barry St. Leger


    Barrimore Matthew "Barry" St. Leger (bap. May 1, 1733 1789) was a British colonel who led an invasion force during the American Revolutionary War.
    Barry St. Leger was baptised on May 1, 1733, in County Kildare, Ireland.[1][2] He was the son of Sir John St. Leger and Lavina Pennefather, was educated at Eton College, and then at Peterhouse, Cambridge.[1]

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    Re: "Barry St. Leger" read as "Barry Saint Leger"?

    Yes - with a schwa.

    Not all 'Saint N' names work this way. 'Saint John' (when used as a surname) is sometimes pronounced /'sɪnjɪən/ [yes - stressed on the first syllable].

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    Re: "Barry St. Leger" read as "Barry Saint Leger"?

    Some families of that name pronounce it as /səntˈleʤə/, but some pronounce it as /ˈselɪnʤə/ ....

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