Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Re: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Postby Shapley » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:11 pm

And how do you pronounce sanguine? :D
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Re: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:34 pm

Sanguine: See Bartleby for full definition and pronunciation. If you click the speaker, it'll say the word for you. :cool:

Within context of my usage, definition 3 would apply best. Though 2b would do as well.
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Re: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Postby DavidS » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:51 pm

Originally posted by Schmeelkie:
Pronouncing it 'Raif' instead of 'ralf' sounds so much nicer. Ralf is something you do after a heavy night drinking....

Course, around here we prounounce Charlotte (part of the city of Rochester), shar-lot, and the town of Chili is chai-lie, not to mention Lima (pronounced like the bean not the country)... Somewhat near Penn State is the town of Du Bois - pronounced doo-boys. We really like to mangle pronounciations in this country...

And I still have the aunt/ant argument with my husband - a Newenglander - he says 'awnt' and I say 'ant'. We'll see what Pumpkin says...

sorry for hijacking....
I find the Brit way of pronouncing Belvoir "Beaver" and Beauchamps "Beecham" quaint.
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Postby Catmando » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:55 pm

'Twas my first time hearing a Ralph Vaughn Williams symphony on the radio this week. It was his 8th Symphony, and I enjoyed it.
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Postby Serenity » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:57 pm

Would it be unkind nowadays to name your child Ralph?
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Postby BigJon » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:45 pm

If the :barf: relationship didn't kill it as a desirable name, Christmas Story certainly did. :P
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Postby Andy Warton » Sun Oct 22, 2006 5:18 am

Serenity wrote:Would it be unkind nowadays to name your child Ralph?

Only if you're superstitious and have read Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
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