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Written by Rachel G
(10/17/2008 10:49 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The latter is how I pronounce it, and how it, penned by Susan L
However I now live in Somerset, though not from the county originally. I happen to have a carpenter doing some work for me at the moment who is a Somerset man born and bred, and who's speech is richly infused with the sounds and cadences of the distinctive local accent and dialect.
I wrote down the word "Kellynch" and asked him how he would pronounce it if he saw it as a place name on a road sign somewhere around here. He instantly replied: "Ke-lynch", putting the stress on the first syllable. When I pressed him further, he said that was the only way to pronounce it that made any sense to him.
That is good enough for me! I don't trust film makers to get absolutely everything right, but when I get it from a man who speaks "Zummerset" I am happy to say Kellynch from now on.
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