The surname 'Sorrell'

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Post by KevinS » December 20th, 2020, 11:36 am

All advice received with gratitude, but if you are English this would ideal.

Would you mind helping me pronounce this name as would someone from England? Reference: Sorrell and Son
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Post by Peter Why » December 20th, 2020, 11:53 am

SO-r'l

SO as in pot, cot; almost like saw, but shorter and tighter ...

r'l as in "rely" spoken quickly; almost like pol in polite, but shorter and tighter.

Overall, like the herb, or "moral".

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Post by KevinS » December 20th, 2020, 12:00 pm

Peter Why wrote:
December 20th, 2020, 11:53 am
SO-r'l

SO as in pot, cot; almost like saw, but shorter and tighter ...

r'l as in "rely" spoken quickly; almost like pol in polite, but shorter and tighter.

Overall, like the herb, or "moral".

Peter
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Post by Penumbra » December 20th, 2020, 2:31 pm

I once knew a guy named Sorrell (hmm, that sounds like the start of a limerick). He pronounced it

Su rell, su to rhyme with duh or uh, rell to rhyme with bell, stress on the rell.

He grew up in Texas, so probably not relevant.
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Post by KevinS » December 20th, 2020, 2:43 pm

Penumbra wrote:
December 20th, 2020, 2:31 pm
I once knew a guy named Sorrell (hmm, that sounds like the start of a limerick). He pronounced it

Su rell, su to rhyme with duh or uh, rell to rhyme with bell, stress on the rell.

He grew up in Texas, so probably not relevant.
Well, there are sorrel horses, but that's probably not relevant. Still, that's what I think of.
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