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Subject: Re: Any other less common pronunciations?
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: May 31, 2007 at 4:32:27 AM
Reply to: Any other less common pronunciations? by Kate
Not now, I don't think. But in the eighteenth century, if I remember, the -th- in Dorothy was pronounced like the Th in Thomas ... so she'd have been Dorotty. Then with the spread of literacy, people started pronouncing the letters they saw, instead of doing what they heard older people do ... probably because Dorothy was never as popular a name as Thomas, so they weren't so accustomed to it.

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