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#103381 05/15/03 04:18 PM
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Can anyone shed light on how to pronounce this? It comes from a poem by R.S Thomas called 'Cynddylan on a Tractor'.


#103382 05/15/03 04:27 PM
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At Erddig Castle I was told that the double 'd' is pronounced like 'th' but firmer, more emphatically than in any English word I can think of. So for Erddig, think of how you say 'earth', but shorten the 'th' and you will be somewhere near the right pronunciation. It is actually said as 'Airthig'. Hope this is correct - it's what I was told.

I believe the initial 'C' in Cynddylan would be pronounced like a 'k'. So you would have 'Kinthillan'. Now someone can tear me apart!


#103383 05/15/03 04:30 PM
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Thanks, but would the 'cy' be proncounced 'cun' 'sin'?


#103384 05/15/03 04:34 PM
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cun would be pretty close. or either kin


#103385 05/15/03 04:40 PM
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Sorry - I did a late edit upstairs to expand, having realised I gave only half an answer.



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