Australian Place Name Pronunciations


#61

From watching WIN News Tas, I assume Swansea is pronounced “Swan-sea” as opposed to “Swan-zee” in Wales.


#62

We have a Swansea up here in Newcastle as well, same pronunciation as the Tasmanian town.

Didn’t know the Wales one was different.


#63

Apparently the pronunciation of Launceston is different in the UK too. Here it is Lon-ces-ton (not Lawn-ces-ton) or Lonnie but over in the UK it is pronounced Lan-sten.