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Don't know where, don't know wem
Without googling, where do you think Preeshenlle is? And (for bonus points) how do you think it is pronounced?
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bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: March 10th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do know where it is because I've been through/near it on a boat (which should be non-specific enough not to give it away to those who might like to guess) but I haven't the foggiest how you pronounce it. Presumably not in any of the likeliest ways.
geekette8 From: geekette8 Date: March 10th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmmm. I've never heard of Preeshenelle but I did grow up not very far from Wem (as in the title of this entry), which is in itself not very far from Prees (pronounced Preece). The station announcements in Shrewsbury would tell us that the train at platform foo was calling at Yorton, Wem, Prees, Whitchurch, Wrenbury, Nantwich and Crewe.

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pseudomonas From: pseudomonas Date: March 10th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's a typo for "prehensile"
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: March 10th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shropshire, innit, given that there's a Prees there and "Henlle" looks suitably Welsh (and would be pronounced "hen" followed by "ll" as in "Llandudno" and then a schwa).
livredor From: livredor Date: March 10th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
My best guess would be some kind of shampoo or something. The word is the right shape to be a brand name of some really pretentious beauty product: just about pronounceable, exotic sounding without resembling any real language. I would probably say it as pree-shen-ul but wouldn't be surprised to hear some bimbo saying pri-shen-ley in a breathy, mock-exotic accent.
arnhem From: arnhem Date: March 10th, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
My guess would be somewhere in South Africa. But it's not a very good guess.
From: stephdairy Date: March 10th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll take a guess at Wales, though Welsh phonotactic rules would probably prove me wrong if I knew any.

emperor From: emperor Date: March 11th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Scotland; pre-shen-elle
andrewwyld From: andrewwyld Date: March 11th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Wales?  It's the double-l that makes me wonder.
claerwen From: claerwen Date: March 11th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can tell where it is from the other comments. Given where it is, the pronunciation is probably going to have been changed. I can think of two ways in which this is likely to have happened. I think it's probably pronounced preece-HEN-lee, but it might be pronounced preece-HEN-lair (with a silent "r").
bjh21 From: bjh21 Date: March 13th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
(without looking at other comments) The "Prees" sounds Dutch, but the "ll" seems Welsh or Spanish. I think on balance I'd got for somewhere in Belgium, pronounced something like [prɛːshɛnlə]
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