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Re: Pronunciation of Condell
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1742  Friday, 2 August 2002

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Thursday, 1 Aug 2002 15:29:26 +0100
Subject: 13.1736 Re: Pronunciation of Condell
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1736 Re: Pronunciation of Condell

Christine Gray wrote:

>Speaking of pronunciation, would someone please tell me where the accent
>goes in Condell.
>
>I say it's CONdell; a friend says it should be ConDELL.
>
>(Heminges/Condell)

It's anyone's guess really: the name is not a common one and the origin
is obscure.  I think you can't go far wrong if you pronounce it without
any obvious stress, i.e as Condle.  (There are spellings Condle, Condall
etc for people around that time).  Unfortunately, there are also
spellings Cundell, Cundle, Cundall, Cundill, Coundall which might be the
same name!  (These presumably derive from the place-name Cundall in
Yorkshire North Riding.)

John Briggs

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