Friday, October 31, 2014

That's "chepping" as in Jönköping

2014.10.30-IMG_2476"Going through another portion of the artificial canal, the boat enters the Roxen Lake, perhaps the most beautiful in Sweden, and makes a landing at Linkoping. There are half a dozen towns with this termination in the country, as Norrkoping, Soderkoping, Jonkoping, the last two syllables being pronounced like chepping; as, Lin-chep-ping." Up the Baltic; or, Young America in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. A story of travel and adventure (1871) by William T. Adams,  p.303

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