Cefn Mawr pronunciation

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Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by Welly » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:09 pm

How do you say, in English, 'Cefn Mawr'?

Looks like I might get another Tesco project there.

We've been working on Tesco Ponty Pridd too which aint too far from some of you Welshman on here?

I missed out on the Ystradgynlais one last October, are Tesco taking over the whole of Wales? :?
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by Bailes1992 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:11 pm

Welsh?
Ke-vun Maw-arrr
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by Welly » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:13 pm

I've been saying See-fin Moor :? :?
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by Bailes1992 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:15 pm

Welly wrote:I've been saying See-fin Moor :? :?

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Post by steve_earwig » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:22 pm

Kevin who? :shock:
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by DaiRees » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:34 pm

Welly wrote:I've been saying See-fin Moor :? :?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Brilliant

Sam's on the right lines but he speaks M4 corridor Wenglish, which no-one else in Wales can understand, they add whole syllables that don't exist just for effect!! I speak proper valleys Wenglish (if you want a laugh, look up the "Talk Tidy" books by John Edwards), and I wouldn't quite have said it like that....

Cefn is like "Kevin" without the i, so "Kevn", and Mawr, well the best way to sound that out is to pronounce "Maw" sounding like "Bow" (Bough, like bow of a ship, not like "and arrow!!") then add the "r" (remember to roll your "r"s)... Both words are single syllable

I'd love to hear how you manage Ystradgynlais and Pontypridd :cheesy:
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by DaiRees » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:43 pm

By the way, the Pontypridd store (known locally as Tesco Upper Boat after one of the locales - might be easier for you to pronounce :wink: ) is less than a mile from my office, often get lunch from that one...

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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by Welly » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:29 pm

So it's Kevn Mowwrrd, like :?

Ystradgynlais got called Astra-gin-lez

Pontypridd got called 'Ponty' or, what I feel is probably ignorant, Ponty-PriDD.

We were Sub-sub contracted carrying out specialist works on the Roof, I'd rather not give the name cos we haven't been back to finish yet but the Client thinks we have :oops: :oops: :supafrisk:

To be fair the Supermarkets have been keeping us going recently, they do move in areas though - the last batch of Tescos we did were in Kent :|

Oh, and I've just found out I've lost the Cefn Mawr job to another contractor so I don't care how you f*cking say it now :x :x
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by Bailes1992 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:11 pm

DD in Welsh is TH so it's "Ponty - Preeth"

Also and its Maw---rrrrr...

Would you like to phone me so I can prenounce it :lol:
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by DaiRees » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:46 pm

Welly wrote:So it's Kevn Mowwrrd, like :?

Ystradgynlais got called Astra-gin-lez

Pontypridd got called 'Ponty' or, what I feel is probably ignorant, Ponty-PriDD.

We were Sub-sub contracted carrying out specialist works on the Roof, I'd rather not give the name cos we haven't been back to finish yet but the Client thinks we have :oops: :oops: :supafrisk:

To be fair the Supermarkets have been keeping us going recently, they do move in areas though - the last batch of Tescos we did were in Kent :|

Oh, and I've just found out I've lost the Cefn Mawr job to another contractor so I don't care how you f*cking say it now :x :x
Ystradgynlais is us-trad-gun-lice.

Pontypridd, as Sam says, is Pont-ee-preeth (pree as in pre (before), soft "th" as in "the", "this", "that" etc, not as in "bath") although I still think you'll impress the locals more if you start calling it "Upper Boat" :lol:

Pisser on the Cefn Mawr job!

You may be interested to know that they've just started building a new Sainsbury store in Pontypridd :?
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by mjb » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:31 pm

DaiRees wrote:Pontypridd, as Sam says, is Pont-ee-preeth
When I was at uni, one of my housemates was from there. Could swear he pronounced it pont-ee-pree...
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Post by robb » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:24 pm

if you think Welsh is hard to pronounce hows about Kirkcudbrightshire the locals laughed theyre heads off when i pronounced it :oops:
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Post by plod » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:31 pm

I remember going into a petrol station in Edinburgh and asking directions for Kirkcaldy and I said it as it looks and getting a blank reply
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by DaiRees » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:15 pm

Scottish is the opposite of Welsh, we usually overpronounce every letter in our words unlike the Scots who miss whole chunks out... Just ask anyone from Kurcoddy or Kurkoobreeshar :cheesy:
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Re: Cefn Mawr pronunciation

Post by sirwiggum » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:12 pm

When I moved to St Andrews, had to get the train to Leuchars.

Not "Loo-chers", but pronounced "Lookers"

Kirkcaldy was kirkawdy, Gallatown gawton, and Auchtermuchty ocktermuckty. Americans used to call Edinburgh "Eden-berg".

Ireland has a fair few, Port Laois and Dun Laoghaire spring to mind! Loughs are locks and not "luff" (as Loughborough is pronounced).

That Fiona bint off GMTV annoyed me one day as she pronounced Newtownards (newton ards) as "New Tannards".
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