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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2010, 03:03 PM »
How did you all pronounce K .St? I still would say Kath-er-Ine , not Kathrin ???
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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2010, 06:58 PM »
I`ve always used the Kath-er-ine version like my parents and grandparents before me.

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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2010, 07:14 PM »
Seems we've been down this road/street before!!  Yes, it's always been pronounced Kathe-Rhine. Maybe it just flows better!!   :)
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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2010, 12:32 AM »
I have found another that changed from a Street to a Road. It was on a Old map on Antony Lambert Site about Hurst Cross area and it shows Kings Road as Higher King Street Fudge

Where on his site ?

Kath A rine since we lived there!

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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2010, 11:56 AM »
Where on his site ? Kath A rine since we lived there!

Hi Ian, I think it's a matter of pronunciation, some say KathEr-ine, some KathAr-ine!! The issue here was the Rhine or Rin ending!  :)

I think the map Fudge was referring to is this one.

Scroll down for Map of Old Hurst
  
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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2010, 03:55 PM »
Where on his site ? Kath A rine since we lived there!

Hi Ian, I think it's a matter of pronunciation, some say KathEr-ine, some KathAr-ine!! The issue here was the Rhine or Rin ending!  :)

I've only ever heard "Kath-Rhine" with no "Er" or "Ar" in the middle! (And I worked in the next street for 13 years.)
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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2010, 04:30 PM »
To me,always Kath ER ine!!

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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2010, 09:14 PM »
Where on his site ? Kath A rine since we lived there!

Hi Ian, I think it's a matter of pronunciation, some say KathEr-ine, some KathAr-ine!! The issue here was the Rhine or Rin ending!  :)

I think the map Fudge was referring to is this one.

Scroll down for Map of Old Hurst
  


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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2010, 11:08 AM »
I have mentioned it before but dialect from our area is pretty distinctive.I was in a queue to get into the Parliament buildings on Victoria Island British Columbia.A lady was talking and I placed her by her accent from Oldham.It turned out I was wrong,she was from Shaw!!

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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2010, 12:00 PM »
When we first moved to London we went to see Mike Harding in concert and got talking to a girl in the queue.  I recognised her strong accent as from Bolton (where my husband was from). When I asked how long she'd lived in London she said she'd been down about a year "and of course I've lost my accent now"  :D 

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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2010, 01:02 PM »
Some elderly neighbours of mine are from Rochdale. Been in Hampshire for 40 years and still as broad as ever.    :)
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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2010, 02:37 PM »
born and bred Ashton lived there until 1969,lived in scotland for 3years then Norfolk Holland Germany,also worked on a barge in the north sea with some Mexicans for a year or so now back in Norfolk,when i go to Ashton people think i,m from south and people in Norfolk think i,m form up north.so i decided to live in north Norfolk,suits me..
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« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2010, 02:17 AM »
It was the subtle inflections and the musical timbre in the dialect that I recognised in this woman's speech (The chemist shop in Sandwich).

I didn't say "Oh hello, you from up north?"  It was more like "You from Ashton aren't you?"
What struck me was how it reminded me of the Charlestown area I was from.
It was the 1970's and I remember being able to place people fairly close to where they were from.
Mossley folk were easily spotted too! Dukinfield, Oldham, Rochdale.

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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2010, 07:21 AM »
Hi Ian,  Notice you've retained your accent. Bet the Burbank folk can't guess where you're from?   ;)
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Re: When did Katharine become Katherine?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2010, 02:49 PM »
Same same!
I was in business,had to meet people,convince them to have me work for them,and instill in their mind that they were lucky.
"Don't choose the cheapest unless it's me."
The people were really fasinated by my speech,been here since 77,just the same as ever,no need to change,you are who you are and be proud.
I found I roll my R's a little,and book,look,took,etc.have been getting through to my 3 year old grandson,much to the dismay of his mum.