Pronunciation of the -i- in Yorkshire

StewartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Pronunciation of the -i- in Yorkshire

In the lesson the -i- in Yorkshire is not pronounced as an "ee'' sound (like the ee in ‘fee’ for example) as I would expect, could you please clarify. Thank you.

Asked 9 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Stewart, 

I have changed the recording and hope you like it better...

Bonne Continuation!

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

So it seems that it's pronounced -œur (like "sœur"), which is perhaps the closest to the RP English pronunciation, but not what you would expect from a French word spelled -ire.

Pronunciation of the -i- in Yorkshire

In the lesson the -i- in Yorkshire is not pronounced as an "ee'' sound (like the ee in ‘fee’ for example) as I would expect, could you please clarify. Thank you.

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