Can You Pronounce ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’?
Liam Dutton is a weatherman who has no fear of pronouncing the longest railway station name in Britain made up of 58 letters. It’s the second longest place name in the world (the longest is made up of 85 letters):
“The original township of Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll was renamed Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in the 1860s as part of a publicity stunt to have the longest railway station name in Britain. That was right around the time that the number of Welsh speakers dropped. Big time.”
Take a crack at it and then watch and listen to Liam Dutton roll the syllables off his tongue without missing a beat. Here’s the English translation: “Saint Mary’s Church in a hollow of white hazel near the swirling whirlpool of the church of Saint Tysilio with a red cave.”
Amaze your family and friends by learning how to pronounce the name with this handy pronunciation guide: