Mallora (island): pronunciation in BE

marcogaiotto

Senior Member
Italian
Mallorca
Hello! Can you tell me how you say "Mallorca" in BE? I'm referring to the Island. Thanks a lot in advance!
 
  • Chez

    Senior Member
    English English
    Most people say ma-yor-ka (reasonably close to Spanish pronunciation)

    A few say ma-jor-ka (because of the alternative spelling: Majorca)
     

    entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Probably [mə'jɔ:kə] is usual, that is like Madonna but with York instead of Don.

    cross-posted I'm however one of those stick-in-the-muds who writes and says Majorca.
     

    velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    Well I never! I always thought Mallorca and Majorca were two different islands.:oops:

    (Much like our - now thankfully ex - prime minister Tsipras, who seemed to think that Lesbos and Mytelene were two islands in the Dodecanese.)
     
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