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Written by Rae
(10/18/2008 7:07 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Good point..., penned by Rachel G
My understanding is that there would not have been so much class distinction in accents as we are used to, and that Sir Walter, if he had grown up in Somerset, would probably have had a bit of a regional accent. I am not suggesting he would have spoken exactly like his tenants, but probably less differently than we would expect his modern counterpart to do.
The stress on the first syllable is how I would pronounce it, to put it n the last makes it sound like an irish placename to me.
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