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Old 04-15-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Many of the English counties have the silent 'ce':

Leicester ("lester")
Worcester ("wooster")
I looked at a British site:

gloss_ter. (gloss as in the paint)

It appears that the 'ce' is silent as well as the letter immediately preceding it.

Funny, I don't remember them addressing this in my high
school. Maybe some of the others don't, either.

I remember, while driving with my dad, I was reading the map and told him the next city we should pass is (pronounced) 'Day-mwah'. It is Des Moines, but the French pronunciation. I had had French in school and had never heard the place pronounced in English before.

He thought I was playing a stupid joke at first, then he thought maybe I was nuts, and finally he thought the schools deficient when they were neglecting simple English and yet teaching a foreign language.

It was funny.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I say Glowster, rhymes with "ow" as the other poster said.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The other US Gloucester is pronounced the same way.

City of Gloucester, MA

There's a Salem just down the coast from Gloucester in Massachusetts. Hmmm.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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The other US Gloucester is pronounced the same way.

City of Gloucester, MA

There's a Salem just down the coast from Gloucester in Massachusetts. Hmmm.

Correct. And you learn how to pronounce it the way the locals do by renting The Perfect Storm.

Rhys
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