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Brian Tannahill

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How to pronounce "Hoodless"?
« on: December 19, 2016, 08:43:07 PM »

Do we know how Dr. Hoodless said his last name?

Some British names are pronounced in non-obvious ways.  Taliaferro is pronounced Toliver, Cholmondely is Chumley,  Bagehot is Badge-it, St. John is Sinjen.  And there's Worcestershire.

My first guess would be to say Hood-less.  I have no idea if that's right. 
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: How to pronounce "Hoodless"?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 06:07:06 AM »

Do we know how Dr. Hoodless said his last name?

Some British names are pronounced in non-obvious ways.  Taliaferro is pronounced Toliver, Cholmondely is Chumley,  Bagehot is Badge-it, St. John is Sinjen.  And there's Worcestershire.

My first guess would be to say Hood-less.  I have no idea if that's right.

Cf. ProunounceWiki, Elizabeth Hoodless.

Seems straightforward.
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: How to pronounce "Hoodless"?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 12:07:45 PM »

Some British names are pronounced in non-obvious ways.  Taliaferro is pronounced Toliver, Cholmondely is Chumley,  Bagehot is Badge-it, St. John is Sinjen.  And there's Worcestershire.

Eric Bevington corrected my pronunciation of Gallagher.  "Gerald always pronounced his name GALaher."

Scots Gaelic is worse.  Ghilleaspuig is pronounced Gillespie.
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Simon Ellwood

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Re: How to pronounce "Hoodless"?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 11:25:39 AM »

Speaking as a Brit, I would say Hoodless is pronounced just as it's spelt.
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