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    • Join Date: Sep 2006
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    Surnames and Area names pronunciation

    Anybody know where I can get a list or dictionary for the pronunciations of Surnames and places in the UK?
    I started a job on the phone here in UK, and came across a lot of names and places I have never heard of before. Even my Oxford Advanced Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary doesn't have most of the names that are in the map of GB or the Surnames they use.
    Thanks.


    • Join Date: May 2007
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    Re: Surnames and Area names pronunciation

    I haven't heard of a book. If you can post some of the names I can tell you. It can be very confusing even for native English speakers. e.g

    Worcester the place is pronounced "Wooster"
    Chiswick the place is pronounced "Chizik"

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