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To be bewildered by 'christian'

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Noisytraffic Mon 28-Mar-16 18:18:40

I don't understand why some people pronounce this ''chrisht-chun'. Am I alone in this confusion?

curren Mon 28-Mar-16 18:28:12

I don't know anyone who pronounces it like that.

I assume it's accent, or their speech pattern.

Everyone I know pronounces it Chris -tian

KP86 Mon 28-Mar-16 18:29:27

I say it as per OP. I also know someone with the name and that's how he says it, too.

Clearly a dialect/accent thing.

Chocolatteaddict1 Mon 28-Mar-16 18:30:01

I suppose it depends on your accent and where your from. I don't pronounce it like that

Allbymyselfagain Mon 28-Mar-16 18:30:16

I pronounce it christchun. Dunno why always have.

Keeptrudging Mon 28-Mar-16 18:30:53

Bloody hell, where are you from? tbushock

acasualobserver Mon 28-Mar-16 18:31:43

Perhaps they're rhyming it with words like 'station'?

ColdMeatPlatter Mon 28-Mar-16 18:32:22

I pronounce it as in the op as well, I'm from NI.

Keeptrudging Mon 28-Mar-16 18:36:18

I'm trying it in my best Irish accent now, it's almost working grin.

AuntieStella Mon 28-Mar-16 18:37:03

It's because (when you're not thinking about what you're saying, so you need taping when you don't realise or for long enough for you to relax) people assimilate one sound into another. Obviously how much you assimilate depends on your accent.

I think the classic example used in linguistic courses is 'handbag', which people actually say 'hambag' but would deny they do so.

Noisytraffic Mon 28-Mar-16 18:39:20

Jane on Eastenders always used to pronounce it that way when the character with the said name was in it. Someone just said it on TV and it reminded me of how odd I find it.

LindyHemming Mon 28-Mar-16 18:42:18

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Starman16 Mon 28-Mar-16 18:45:02

Erm because people have different accents and so pronounce some words differently?

Don't see what the confusion is...

MrsJayy Mon 28-Mar-16 18:49:52

I say chris tchun if i try and say it properly it sounds like chrs chin im Scottish though so its the accent I also cant say Karl its Karrul

cubesofjelly Mon 28-Mar-16 18:52:43

Is it supposed to be pronounced criss-tee-an? confused

I only ever hear it pronounced criss-chun IRL. I live, work and grew up in London.

RudeElf Mon 28-Mar-16 18:55:21

I always loved the way morgan freeman said it in prince of theives. Krist-ee-un.

I am in NI and say krishchin

MrsDeVere Mon 28-Mar-16 18:55:26

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Noisytraffic Mon 28-Mar-16 18:55:27

I always assumed so, Cubesofjelly, given that 'st' is not pronounced as 'sht' in any other words (that I can think of, anyway).

RoganJosh Mon 28-Mar-16 18:55:46

I would sound really affected and prissy if I said chris tee an. Do people really say that? It's like saying tiss yoo instead of tishoo for tissue.

MrsDeVere Mon 28-Mar-16 18:57:18

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BackforGood Mon 28-Mar-16 19:00:23

People having different accents really is not something to get bewildered about, OP.
If this disturbs you so much, I wonder how you get through a normal week in the outside world. hmm

MrsJayy Mon 28-Mar-16 19:00:24

The actress who plays jane beale is Scottish her accent is great but you can hear her say things like a scot

Palomb Mon 28-Mar-16 19:00:43

I'd say Chris-chun and Chris-mas.
So does every one I know and I've lived all over the SE and now live in the West Midlands.

It's supposed to to be chris-chun. Anyone saying Chris-tee-an is v wrong. grin

x2boys Mon 28-Mar-16 19:01:16

its my sons name i prononce it chris t un.

LindyHemming Mon 28-Mar-16 19:02:13

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