Filled with silent letters and complicated spellings, it's fair to say English place names can be a little hard to pronounce for people unfamiliar with the language.
Here we take a look at some of the more confusing place names in west London and how we should actually be saying them.
In the borough of Hillingdon , Yiewsley could pose some difficulties for even those accustomed to the English language. The place is pronounced “You-sley” rather that “Yi-ew-sley”.
This area, similarily within Hillingdon borough, may easily lead to people pronouncing it as “Ye-ading”. However, to make things more complicated with a silent 'a', the area is pronounced “Yedding”.
“Roy-slip” or “Ru-e-slip”, we must have all heard it. The town in Hillingdon has similarly been confusing people with its silent 'u'. The correct pronunciation is actually “Ry-slip”.
The west London district has most likely stumped the occasional person. Instead of “Ho-uns-low”, you'll be nearer the correct pronunciation with “How-ns-low”.
Here's one which has been baffling both tourists and Londoners for decades. The district of west London , mostly in the borough of Hounslow, could be mistakenly pronounced as “Chis-wick” instead of as “Chiz-ick”, it's correct pronunciation.
Saying the name of this small town in Hounslow could sometimes pose a few difficulties. You'd definitely be forgiven for thinking “Is-le-worth” or "Eye-ell-worth" might be the right pronunciation, but it's closer to “Eye-zel-worth”.
Using only a few of letters gets you near to the local pronunciation of the residential area and popular station 's name. “Marr-luh-bun" is pretty much dead-on, but you will inevitably also hear others saying “Marry-lebone” and “Mary-le-bone”.
This residential square in Knightsbridge , west London, was named after Earl Cadogan. It should be pronounced as “Ca-duggan”, not “Cad-ogan”.
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