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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 16:51 #84715
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As a former local, I would like to offer this pronunciation service to any non-local speakers / southerners / Aussies.

Anything ending "ley" is more of a "leh" the an "lee" - so Shipleh, Bingleh, Cononleh etc.

Bradford Forster Square: Bratfed Foster Square (note - no "r" in Forster).
Frizinghall: Fryzinall
Guiseley: Guys-leh
Keighley: Keith-leh
Ben Rhydding: Ben Ridding

Most other places you're probably not going to be far wrong.

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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 17:18 #84716
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All lovely places to visit
"We don't stop camborne wednesdays"
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 18:46 #84731
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Down in the Southern reaches of Gods County :whistle:

We tend to pronounce the ley's more as li's

therefore giving you

Ship-li
Guys-li
Keith-li


And if it ever gets into a sim Barnsley is pronounced Baahhhns-li


Passed the age to be doing 'Spoon Feeding' !!!
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 18:50 #84732
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Down in the Southern reaches of Gods County :whistle:
You mean gods county then?

South-the only place to be
West-the one we dont talk about
North-the posh one
East-where?

"We don't stop camborne wednesdays"
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 18:54 #84733
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Also be aware that t'standard Yorkshire operating instructions require that vowels be pronounced either twice as long as is standard or not at all.
"Don't stress/ relax/ let life roll off your backs./ Except for death and paying taxes/ everything in life.../ is only for now." (Avenue Q)
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 19:00 #84734
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" said:


You mean gods county then?
I could have gone for the Independant Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire

Then thought it would be a better idea to leave the politics out of it

Passed the age to be doing 'Spoon Feeding' !!!
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 19:13 #84735
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" said:
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Down in the Southern reaches of Gods County :whistle:
You mean gods county then?

South-the only place to be
West-the one we dont talk about
North-the posh one
East-where?
You daft a'peth, South - isn't even a Riding.
West - possibly the best
North - yes, mostly posh i guess!
East - A beast!

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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 19:42 #84736
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" said:
Also be aware that t'standard Yorkshire operating instructions require that vowels be pronounced either twice as long as is standard or not at all.
And NEVER ... under any circumstances, use ... word "The"!! :whistle: :yikes :silly:

Not fat ..... fluffy!! (G Iglesias)
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 20:36 #84738
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At least the Kiwi's and Aussie's both share one thing in common. We pronounce all letters that are supposed to be pronounced. None of this t'web, No'ingham, bullcrap! :side:
Sorry guys, I am in the business of making people wait!
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 20:59 #84739
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Just made me remember something that a person from London chatted to me about while I was on the Keighley Worth Valley Railway.

He was saying that in London Keighley is pronounced as key-li but the railway is pronounced as Keith-li. Some think it is 2 different places

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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 21:03 #84740
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There is an oxymoronic item on Wikipedia entitled Culture of Yorkshire which includes this reference to the way Yorkshire folk conduct themselves:

Ear all, see all, say nowt;
Eyt all, sup all, pay nowt;
And if ivver tha does owt fer nowt –
Allus do it fer thissen.

Speaking as someone from the North of England (rather than the North Midlands like Yorkshire) I've always found it easy to tell a Yorkshireman. The problem is that you can't tell them much.

“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 11/09/2016 at 21:20 #84742
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Prefer North Riding myself; have had some lovely holidays in both Dales and Moors.

Peter

I identify as half man half biscuit - crumbs!
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 12/09/2016 at 00:29 #84753
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I always thought it was "t'" as in up t'moors

Paul

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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 12/09/2016 at 00:35 #84755
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" said:
I always thought it was "t'" as in up t'moors

Paul
That depends entirely where you come from. I tend to drop all glottal stops and leading h's,

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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 12/09/2016 at 07:01 #84758
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" said:


Bradford Forster Square: Bratfed Foster Square
Nay lad thas wrong theere.

Never apologise son, it's a sign of weakness (John Wayne)
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 12/09/2016 at 08:20 #84759
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" said:
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Also be aware that t'standard Yorkshire operating instructions require that vowels be pronounced either twice as long as is standard or not at all.
And NEVER ... under any circumstances, use ... word "The"!! :whistle: :yikes :silly:

...but tha' can say "Thee".

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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 12/09/2016 at 08:22 #84760
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" said:
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Down in the Southern reaches of Gods County :whistle:
You mean gods county then?

South-the only place to be
West-the one we dont talk about
North-the posh one
East-where?

Nay lad, 'tis God's own Country. Nowt so trivial as a county.

And just thee remember young Joe that t'West Riding were allus t'power'ouse o't'place.

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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 12/09/2016 at 16:55 #84771
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All reminds me of the Thora Hird tale about the Yorkshire stonemason who was commissioned to produce a headstone for a religious lady who had passed on. He was instructed to inscribe the stone with "LORD, SHE WAS THINE".

When the family inspected the stone on completion, the inscription read "LORD, SHE WAS THIN".

Of course the family complained immediately informing the stonemason that he had omitted an E. He promised to make the change overnight. When the family returned the next day the inscription read "E, LORD, SHE WAS THIN".

“In life, there is always someone out there, who won’t like you, for whatever reason, don’t let the insecurities in their lives affect yours.” – Rashida Rowe
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Pronunciation Guide - Leeds Northwest 12/09/2016 at 18:14 #84772
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" said:
I always thought it was "t'" as in up t'moors

Paul
One more (not on this sim though) Bradford Interchange is pronounced: tinterchange.

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