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Hairy Scot

Snooker: UK Championship 2019

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Some fabulous snooker being played yet the headlines are all about O'Sullivan's "withdrawal from" or "non-entry to" the masters.
Does anyone care about that?

Fantastic play by Stephen Maguire to whitewash Mark Allen.

I do wish the commentators would realise that Stephen and Steven are pronounced differently.

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2 hours ago, Hairy Scot said:

that Stephen and Steven are pronounced differently.

in what way ? Don't know about anyone else but over here they are both pronounced Steven. I have never heard differently.

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12 minutes ago, Harold said:

in what way ? Don't know about anyone else but over here they are both pronounced Steven. I have never heard differently.

PH in English is pronounced as an F, so Stephen is pronounced Stefen.
However in many European languages V is pronounced as an F.
That's probably where the confusion started.

Just for info, another one is that Davis and Davies are also pronounced differently.

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5 minutes ago, Hairy Scot said:

PH in English is pronounced as an F

I know that

5 minutes ago, Hairy Scot said:

so Stephen is pronounced Stefen

To you perhaps but not for the majority in the UK in my experience. But then again it is down to the individual.

6 minutes ago, Hairy Scot said:

Just for info, another one is that Davis and Davies are also pronounced differently.

I've heard both pronunciations but it depends on how said pronunciation is introduced to the individual & spoken thereafter.

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17 minutes ago, Harold said:

I know that

To you perhaps but not for the majority in the UK in my experience. Depends how far from Falkirk you travelled, or how much of the UK you have visited.
But then again it is down to the individual. True.

I've heard both pronunciations but it depends on how said pronunciation is introduced to the individual & spoken thereafter. True.

 

 

7 minutes ago, Mr Magnificent said:

Steve and Stephen are pronounced the same. 

No.

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41 minutes ago, Hairy Scot said:

Just an afterthought: what does a Brummie know about pronunciation?

As much as any other person I'd imagine.

Just for the record Hairy.....just because you have a certain way of pronouncing certain words does not mean that a person who pronounces said words differently is wrong!

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1 minute ago, Harold said:

As much as any other person I'd imagine.

Just for the record Hairy.....just because you have a certain way of pronouncing certain words does not mean that a person who pronounces said words differently is wrong!

Did I say that?

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56 minutes ago, Hairy Scot said:

Depends how far from Falkirk you travelled,

Far

56 minutes ago, Hairy Scot said:

or how much of the UK you have visited.

mucho.......but on both areas of destination I never went out of my way to listen out for the pronunciation of either Steven, Stephen or Davis, Davies. I suspect you didn't either.

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22 minutes ago, Hairy Scot said:

Did I say that?

You didn't say these exact words but you certainly give that impression mate....and when Mr Mags said Steve and Stephen are pronounced the same you replied 'No'. Anyway, this is going away from the thread about Snooker.

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