Beaconsfield (pronunciation)

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The village of Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire has given its name to the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), who was raised to the peerage in 1876 as Earl of Beaconsfield; and to settlements in Tasmania and Quebec. According to LPD,

  • the original, the place in Buckinghamshire, is pronounced with a short '-e-', 'BECK-onz-field' (IPA: /ˈbɛk ənz fiːəld/);
  • the other three have a long '-i-', 'BEACK-onz-field' (IPA: /ˈbiːk ənz fiːəld/)