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Amo Aero

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  1. OK, maybe I'm a fool for asking a similar question after the passions my last inquiry aroused, but I'm on a roll, so what the hey! Westland Wapiti How is it pronounced? I've always said Wahpeetee with the accent on the second syllable, though I have heard some say Wahpity with the accent on the first syllable Opinions from native British English speakers--non-Celts and non-Welsh please feel free to reply ;-) and yes, I do know that the word wapiti is derived from the Native American/Amerindian Cree language, but for the purposes of this inquiry, I am referring to its usage as the name of that particular airplane (aeroplane) designed by the English (British? UKish?) aircraft company Westland. Man, you UKes are picky! I hope I didn't offend anyone with my choice of words. If I did, please cut an ignorant Yank some slack (translation--don't get your knickers in a twist!). BIG GRIN!!!!!!!! :-) Karl
  2. Actually, I was thinking in terms of "British English" as opposed to "American English". You know, the old saying about America and England (oops--UK!) being two countries separated by a common language. Another gentleman objected to the use of the word "native". I don't know how your British English (err, UK English? English English?) dictionaries define the term, but our Mercan dictionaries define the word as: native: noun: a person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth... Given that definition, all you guys born in the UK are natives--you don't have to be Welsh or Celtic to qualify. :-) Anyway, thanks to all who responded--it has been most enlightening. Karl
  3. The great interwar aircraft test center Martlesham Heath--how is that name pronounced? Is it Martles Ham? Or Martle Sham? Or some other variation I can't even imagine? Thanks for any help! Karl
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