A lady from Magdala
February 3, 2010 5:11 PM Subscribe
Pronouncing the word "Magdalene."
posted by phaedon to writing & language (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
How does one pronounce the word "Magdalene" as in "Mary Magdalene"? I spent some time at Oxford and am aware that the word magdalen in "Magdalen College" is pronounced maudlin. Is this common pronunciation, and does it carry over?
Truth is I would like to know how one ought to pronounce the word "Magdala."