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Pronunciation Of The Name “Berkshire”

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The Name “Berkshire”

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The pronunciation of any word in English (or any language at all) is not Universal.  This is because there are many different dialects of The English Language — both throughout America, and also world-wide.  The pronunciations that are presented on GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! are based-upon a combination of both common usage, and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue — a.k.a. “American English”.

 

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Pronunciation Of The Name “Berkshire”

 

Berkshire – For this name:  the “e” disappears;  and for the “-shire” suffix – the “sh” combination is un-voiced, the “i” is pronounced like the “igh” combination, there is a phantom consonant letter “y” in-between the “i” and the “r” (this is a product of the transition from one sound to the next), and the final “e” is silent (this is the standard pronunciation of this suffix in The Common Tongue).
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/B’R-k-shigh-yr/ – /ˈbɚ.k.ʃʌɪ.jɚ/ – Notice also that the stress is on the first syllable –

 

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