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    A piece on the News at One reminded me of something I've wondered about. The newscaster said that a hoard of coins had been " unearth-Úd ". Many other words ending in -ed are also pronounced in this way "down here " !!!

    Is this linguistic quirk Elizabethan, Williamite ??
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    How would you pronounce it?

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    i also hate the way they pronounce "finance"...as in "the minister for fin-aaaahnce today said...."
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    Would "un bleedin earthed" sound better to you?

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    Something I noticed when I was living in Ireland was how several RTE news presenters would talk of the 'cawwwwst of living'. And 'datta' for 'data'. And putting the stress on the first syllable for 'research'. And saying 'peace prawcess' rather than prohcess.

    And why does everyone now say 'Dor-sett' (stress on second syllable) Street', when Dubs of old said it the proper way?

    Why, in short, the Americanization?

    Give me an hour and I'll have many more examples...

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    Dunno if this helps, but there was a programme about English and its history on BBC about ten years ago. Cork featured in it because of the accent and the way certain words are pronounced. In particular, how words like meat, beat, and heat were pronounced mate, bate and hate. The programme concluded that this was Elizabethan pronunciation that had survived. Very interesting programme as I recall, if you managed to dig it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Something I noticed when I was living in Ireland was how several RTE news presenters would talk of the 'cawwwwst of living'. And 'datta' for 'data'. And putting the stress on the first syllable for 'research'. And saying 'peace prawcess' rather than prohcess.

    And why does everyone now say 'Dor-sett' (stress on second syllable) Street', when Dubs of old said it the proper way?

    Why, in short, the Americanization?

    Give me an hour and I'll have many more examples...
    Americanisation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    Something I noticed when I was living in Ireland was how several RTE news presenters would talk of the 'cawwwwst of living'. And 'datta' for 'data'. And putting the stress on the first syllable for 'research'. And saying 'peace prawcess' rather than prohcess.
    I pronounce data as dah-ta - in my experience it's more Australian than American - any Americans I've dealt with pronounce it daydta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by livingstone View Post
    How would you pronounce it?
    Unearthed. As in " unearth-de " , but only two syllables obviously.
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    The pronunciation of the letter R as "or" rather than "are" always bothers me.
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