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Sir Walter Raleigh

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teddycat Thu 25-Sep-08 21:39:34

just watched The Restaurant, I know the accepted pronunciation is RarLee but I am sure I saw a QI where Stephen Fry said that the correct pronunciation was something like Ray-Lee, would somebody give me a definitive answer as it is annoying me.

streakybacon Fri 26-Sep-08 05:38:06

Don't know, but to confuse things further I've also heard it pronounced Raw-lee.

PortAndLemon Fri 26-Sep-08 07:53:10

Apparently it's rɔːlɪ/ in IPA.

PortAndLemon Fri 26-Sep-08 07:53:50

Arse. Apparently Mumsnet doesn't like IPA characters.

aeao Fri 26-Sep-08 07:56:03

Raaaaaaaaaalee for me. Rallee for my mum (Cornish)

Yeni Fri 26-Sep-08 19:21:29

I was always told it was Rawlee

LynetteScavo Fri 26-Sep-08 19:27:18

I would say Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalee too.

Always wondered why it wasn't Raleigh like in the bike though, so that sums me up.

Icanseethesea Fri 26-Sep-08 19:31:03

Locally it's Raaaa-lee, and he was born here grin

<<<Doesn't make the locals right though grin>>>>

Simplysally Fri 26-Sep-08 19:34:37

I always thought it was Rar-leigh.

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