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How do you pronounce "Jermyn" in the London street name "Jermyn Street"?

Question #73156. Asked by Flem-ish.
Last updated Sep 30 2016.

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To me, it is 'German', and further research tells me most others think the same.


Dec 11 2006, 6:36 AM
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English friend of mine claimed it was with [ain]. Jones/Gimson Pronouncing Dictionary has [in]. J.C. Wells Longman Pronunciation Dictionary says the same.
I had seen the link website;that was what set me wondering.Anyway, nobody can deny there is freedom of speech and of pronunciation in the U.K.

Dec 11 2006, 8:57 AM
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Usually Germin , I think,but then I live South of the River. Try asking one of the posh shirtmakers.

Dec 11 2006, 9:17 AM
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Answer has 2 votes.
it sounds like "GERMAN" to me

Dec 11 2006, 10:10 AM
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From someone who spends time there:

"Henceforth, when in London, I can be reached at my above personal e-mail address in the marvelous small hotel, 22 Jermyn Street (pronounced german)."

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Response last updated by Nammage on Sep 30 2016.
Dec 11 2006, 10:38 AM
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