Why is Gloucester pronounced Gloster?
The ‘Glou’ is very recognisable as the modern word ‘Glow’, which is a Welsh (ancient British celtic language) word. Gloucester was the ‘glowing – or shining – castle’, and should properly be pronounced in modern English as Glow-cester. Years of rapid speech and local dialect has simplified this to Glo’ster.
How do you speak Gloucestershire?
Break ‘gloucestershire‘ down into sounds: [GLOST] + [UH] + [SHUH] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
Below is the UK transcription for ‘gloucestershire‘:
- Modern IPA: glɔ́sdəʃə
- Traditional IPA: ˈglɒstəʃə
- 3 syllables: “GLOST” + “uh” + “shuh”
How is 2020 pronounced?
What is the meaning of Gloucestershire?
noun. a county of SW England, situated around the lower Severn valley: contains the Forest of Dean and the main part of the Cotswold Hills: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire (part of Avon county from 1974 to 1996).