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Kwiziq community member
1 December 2017
Why is the 'i' in Lancashire and Yorkshire pronounced with an 'ur' sound and not an 'ee' sound?
This relates to:Venir de, d', du, des + country / state / region = To come/be from -
2 December 2017
4 December 2017
Kwiziq language super star
6 March 2018
A French person living in Britain would try to pronounce the words Lancashire and Yorkshire like a native ( but with a French accent ) . A French person never having heard of these would pronounce the "i" as an "ee" " sound.
In the word "impossible " the sound "im " is a nasal sound and pronounced the same as "un" , "in", "ain" .
Hopes this helps!
8 March 2018
Hi Gruff ... Yes that looks to be the answer.
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