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When cycling from Crianlarich to Bridge of Orchy (Scotland) I came across the village of Tyndrum. Is it pronounced "Tin Drum" or "Tyne Drum"?

Question #78965. Asked by Flem-ish.
Last updated Oct 10 2016.

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I'd also go with "Tyne Drum."

Tyndrum (pronounced 'tine - drum')


Response last updated by Nammage on Oct 10 2016.
Apr 16 2007, 9:34 PM
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Thank you. Seems to be confirmed by some Pronouncing Dictionaries I now have been able to check. BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names, G.M. Miller, and the Pronouncing Dictionaries by A.C.Gimson and the one by J.C.Wells. Yet on line I also found 'Tin Drum'.
WHW 2004 Ben Ghlas to Tyndrum - The Walkers Chat Forums
Makes me wonder whether there is some real "linguistic authority" for the pronunciation of English proper names.

Apr 17 2007, 3:20 AM
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