Why are British Place Names Impossible to Pronounce??
Welcome back, English learners! I had a couple of requests to cover British place names, so I have! Some of these were even new to me, so don’t worry if you find it difficult. In this video, I look at some places around the UK and London and show you the correct pronunciation. How many of these did you know before?
Hard-to-Pronounce UK Place Names
- ~shire /ʃə/
- Gloucester /ˈɡlɒstə/
- Edinburgh /ˈɛdɪnbəɹə/ or /ˈɛdɪnbɹə/
- Bicester /ˈbɪstə/
- Fowey /ˈfɔɪ/
- Cholmondeley /ˈtʃʌmli/
- Woolfardisworthy /ˈwʊlz(ə)ɹi/
- Borough /ˈbʌɹə/
- Southwark /ˈsʌðə(ɹ)k/
- Greenwich /ˈɡɹɪnɪtʃ/
- Chiswick /ˈtʃɪzɪk/
- Clapham /ˈklæp.əm/
- Leicester /ˈlɛstə/
Are there any hard-to-pronounce places where you live? Share them in the comments!