[Talk-GB] Pronouncing numbers of UK roads

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Fri Mar 5 14:51:59 GMT 2010


Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
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> I've just opened a bug in navit about the pronunciation of UK road
> numbers when giving directions.
>
> These are the rules I have worked out. Can anyone think of cases where
> the results of these rules sound wrong?
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>  * Always use a long A pronounciation - i.e. rhymes with Hay, not like
> in cat.
>  * Zeros are usually pronounced "Oh" (although that is possibly a matter
> of preference)

The 'oh' has long been a bugbear of mine. 'Oh' is the phonetic of a 
letter not a numeral.

How do your rules compare with the BBC travels announcements?

Cheers
Dave F.  




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