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07-22-2008, 13:37
Please help me with the prononciation.

is it......

glen-liv-it or glen-la-vay ?????

07-22-2008, 13:39
The former pronunciation is correct

07-22-2008, 14:05
Never wonder again --->Linky (http://www.folloder.com/scotch/scotchwords.htm)

07-22-2008, 14:31
Very helpful link...."no can do", "slanche' " etc.

07-22-2008, 14:32
Never wonder again --->Linky (http://www.folloder.com/scotch/scotchwords.htm)

Thanks AVB .........................

07-29-2008, 16:17
Yes, nice link. Thank you. The voice reminds me of the voice of God, when he spoke to Heston on Sinai, in "The Ten Commandments". :D Is the cool design supposed to represent the Burning Bush? ;)



07-30-2008, 10:21
Never wonder again --->Linky (http://www.folloder.com/scotch/scotchwords.htm)

Unfortunately, not only are some of the pronunciations wrong, but some of the spellings are too. So, the person is actually pronouncing the wrong word.

Start wondering.

07-30-2008, 10:38
John, that's interesting, I thought they look correct on a quick perusal if you discount e.g., Glen Livet (which clearly is meant to be Glenlivet). Were you referring to such instances?

I haven't heard any of the audio but this discussion reminds me that even in my (adopted) home town of Toronto, many people pronounce some words differently. I have heard Spadina Avenue pronounced both "spadeena" and "spadinah" for example. Is it a case of you say tomato, I say.....? :)

On another whisky subject: are you, John, or is anyone else aware whether any commemorative events are planned for the upcoming 1 year anniversary of the passing of whisky and beer author Michael Jackson?

Incidentally I now recall that Pip Hills (Philip Hills) wrote a book on whisky, called I think Scotch for Scots. It was an interesting book and gave a number of perspectives on whisky that were informative, e.g., the literary history of whisky (or some of it), his views on flavour and the "flavour wheel", and whisky with food as I recall.