Anonymous asked in TravelUnited KingdomLondon · 2 months ago

Is Leicester sq in London pronounced as Lie-Chester  ?

Or lester square 

8 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Lester. Just one of the little tricks we have for foreigners. 

    Scotland has its own weirdly spelt places that even confuse the English.

  • 2 months ago

    It is pronounced at 'Lester Square'. 

  • RR
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    lester square 

    And Worcestershire is pronounces Woostahshuh ('oo' as in 'look')

  • 2 months ago


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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Lester........ exacly the same as Leicester ( Lester) the city

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Lester - like the city.  The Square is actually named after a person, Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester.  When pronunciation became standardised in the 18th century, names with Roman origins like Leicester, Gloucester and Worcester, were made two syllable words by not pronouncing the c. (-cester is an Anglo Saxon variant of the Latin for encampment, which was the origin of these settlements)

  • 2 months ago

    Lester Square

    Leicester is also pronounced Lester

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