Can the voice place name be corrected for TAUNTON, Somerset?

Topsham Lad
Topsham Lad Registered Users Posts: 2
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edited August 2019 in Forum feedback
The pronunciation for the place sounds like the place is spelt TANTON when it should sound as though it is spelt TAWNTON.


  • fergussion
    fergussion Registered Users Posts: 504
    Revered Pioneer
    Which voice are you using? Try a reset to see if there is any improvement.

    You posted this in a wrong section of the forum.
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 10,168
    edited August 2019
    Hi @Topsham Lad

    Whilst I can sympathise with your request near where we live are a couple of places humans can’t pronounce correctly. When I say correctly I mean how the locals say it.

    How would you say Wrotham. A couple of versions are Rotham or Roo -tham. Locally it is known as Root ham without the gap in the words. .

    Another is Meopham. Often call Me O Fam locally it is known as Mepam

    Have you been to Happisburgh. Believe it is pronounced as Haysborough. .

    What chance a computerised voice???

    Doug 😂😂
  • John-Jay
    John-Jay Registered Users Posts: 749
    Revered Pioneer
    edited September 2019
    DougLap wrote: »
    Hi @Topsham Lad

    Have you been to Happisburgh. Believe it is pronounced as Haysborough. .

    Doug 😂😂

    Know that place well! If any visitor was to ask for directions to "Happiburgh" (trying to phonetically pronounce it), the locals were likely to say that they've NEVER heard of the place!! ;);)

    Would suggest that the "borough" part is probably more truncated - hence I would suggest it is more like Haysboro!

    Mind you I did always deliberately mis-pronounce it as:-
    Happy's Bug-ger!