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Thread #168654   Message #4074224
Posted By: sian, west wales
03-Oct-20 - 09:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Pontypridd Collier in search of his wife
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Pontypridd Collier in search of his wife
Just a couple of small points on pronunciation:

"Pontypridd (meaning "Earth bridge") sounds like Pont-er-preathe where th is voiced, as in breathe." - Pont-uh-pree/the might be a better explanation.

"ll" - touch your tongue to the roof of your mouth just behind the front teeth and blow gently. I remember a discussion somewhere some time ago quizzing people if they blew out both sides or one or t'other side. Someone was trying to build a pattern for north/south Wales speakers, or some other classification. I don't think they ever proved anything ...

I was chatting to Mick Tems (Dr. Price here) just a couple of weeks ago at one of the Traditional Music Forum's Zoom meetings. I think the last time I saw this song, I was working on a project that Mick was helping with.

sian