How do you say Northanger?
Posted by Caroline on December 29, 1997 at 19:25:27:
Not "How does one say Northanger" but how do you pronounce it?
Do you say
1.North-Hanger, with a nasal 'g' as in 'hang'?
2.North-Hanger, with a hard 'g' as in 'anger'?
3.North-Hanger, with 'g' as 'j' as in 'ninja'?
4.North-anger, as #1., but without the extra 'h'?
5.North-anger, as #2., but without the extra 'h'?
6.North-anjer, as #3., but.....?
7.Nort-hanger, as #1., but splitting the 'th' ?
8.Nort-hanger, as #2, so it sounds like a Norwegian Fjord?
9.Something quite different?
Just curious !I can justify almost all of these pronounciations by comparing it to other English place-names. I tend to use #5.,and I have a feeling JA would have said #2.But what do you say?
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