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[Facts] Lotty Pronunciation
Hi, I submitted the nickname Lotty a long while ago. It has since been given a pronunciation that isn't used at all where I live as it is very American and I am very British (I should probably note that Lotty is my name- short for Charlotte, but still my name). However, I can't seem to find out how to edit or even comment on the page.How can I edit the name and include a British pronunciation?

This message was edited by the author 12/29/2018, 3:04 PM

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I think of Lotty /lɑ.ɾi/ (rhymes with Dotty /dɑ.ɾi/). What other pronunciation could there be?

This message was edited by the author 12/30/2018, 6:33 PM

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Yeah, I wasn't aware that it would be pronounced differently in other English-speaking countries.
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For the vowel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4Z5qngn-48
And the t is a t, not a d or an rShe's British, remember!
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Yes, that's right, There's two (that I know of) pronunciations depending on where you live in the UK. I'm not so good with putting together the pronunciation thing as I'm always skeptical if it's going to be read in the same way, but nonetheless I had submitted:LOT-tea and LOT-tehThe latter being a more northern pronunciation than the former, but both of them are used depending on the circumstances. For example, when us northerners speak, we have a tendency to slur words into each-other or not even finish them (for example, "Nip to the shop" becomes "Nip tuh shop") so LOT-teh is used when you're using it in a sentence whereas LOT-tea is used when you're saying it on it's own. "What's your name?" "Mah name's LOT-teh""What's your name?" "LOT-tea"This is not to say that LOT-tea cannot be used by a northerner in a sentence or LOT-teh cannot be used without, it just seems to be the general thing (as I have observed)Of course use of language differs greatly throughout the UK, even just five miles apart so I can only speak from a Manchester perspectiveEdit: Though it does technically still rhyme with Dolly as Dolly would be pronounced DOLL-eh lol

This message was edited by the author 1/1/2019, 12:38 PM

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You can submit corrections for editor review here: http://www.behindthename.com/submit/submit
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Thank you!Hopefully I did that correctly :)
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