Blenheim Pronunciation

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Blenheim Pronunciation

Post by von thoma » 05 Oct 2020 10:07

Blenheim* it sounds like a German word.
Can you tell me which is the correct pronunciation
in English ? Blen-him ? Blen-haim ?
Thanks for your input

* I am refering to Bristol Blenheim bomber.
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Re: Blenheim Pronunciation

Post by Sheldrake » 05 Oct 2020 10:21

von thoma wrote:
05 Oct 2020 10:07
Blenheim* it sounds like a German word.
Can you tell me which is the correct pronunciation
in English ? Blen-him ? Blen-haim ?
Thanks for your input

* I am refering to Bristol Blenheim bomber.
I know of it as Blen-im
That is how it pronounced by Pathe nNews in 1940 one minute into this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWOmkFi-HP8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzSjrg-HUpo

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Re: Blenheim Pronunciation

Post by history1 » 05 Oct 2020 20:55

"Blindheim (German: [ˈblɪnthaɪm]), traditionally known in English as Blenheim (/ˈblɛnɪm/ BLEN-im), is a municipality in the Bavarian district of Dillingen in southern Germany [...]"
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blindheim

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