Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Mathers Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: pronouncation of the name
Posted by: William N Mather Date: May 08, 2001 at 13:15:29
In Reply to: pronouncation of the name by Kathy Mathers of 417

My family have never left Scotland and we have always pronounced it M(ay)ther. As a child I was always taught that if a vowel was followed by another vowel then the first "a" was soft as in hay. If it was not followed by a vowel it was a hard "a" as in car. However the English have trouble with their own language and various pronunciations and spellings arise. I always have to spell the name for people.

No followups yet

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network