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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
20-Jul-12 - 08:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ballad of the Bolivar (Kipling)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ballad of the Bolivar (Kipling)
The name is Spanish. The stress is on the second syllable.

Hence my question as to how an English sailor would pronounce it (my guess is Bawl' i var with the stress on the first syllable).

Since the name has three syllables, either works in the original poem, but I would guess Kipling would use the English sailor's mispronunciation.