Brits: Pronunciation of the name River Exe?

This thread Rivers Meet Oceans: How Do Fish Know? - Factual Questions - Straight Dope Message Board led me after a couple hops to this wiki River Exe - Wikipedia on the River Exe which runs through Somerset & Devon.

But it didn’t offer a pronunciation of the river’s name. And 10 minutes Googling was fruitless. Lots of info, no pronunciations.

“Eks” is the obvious modern choice, but one thing I’ve learned over the years about ancient English place names is that modern + obvious usually equals wrong.

Eks, EKS-eh, EKS-ah, EKS-er , *et cetera * all seem likely candidates.

Anyone want to help a Yank out?

“Eks” is the only one I’ve heard but I’m not a local :slight_smile:

(Should have said not from Devon - I am a Brit!)

I used to be a local. More accurately, I used to live near there. The locals don’t call incomers “locals”. They call them something else :slight_smile:

It’s Eks. The town on the River Exe is Exeter which is also pronounced how it looks.

To really pronounce it like a local though, you have to contort your face slightly and add a lilt to your voice.

Today, it’s Eks.

It has, however, morphed over the millennia

There, now the wiki article has a pronunciation.

Sweet. Thanks all.

And that was supposed to be Brits: in the thread title. My apologies for that harsh-sounding intro.

There you go.
First word of title changed from “Brit” to “Brits.”

Programmers taking riverside vacations have increasingly picked the Exe over the River Com [pronounced kahm], which flows through Combridge. :smiley:

Truly sir, that pun was beneath you. Beneath all of us actually …

Groan …

Don’t open that, it’s almost certainly a virus.

Probably one of the ones that floods a designated target with ping requests.

Emmets, grockles, or furriners!

Or at least that’s what they (we) were called in Cornwall.

Nothing to add, except that I’m looking right at the River Exe estuary out of my office window as I type this.

Presumably at the well-named town of Exmouth.

Your reasoning is sound, but I’m (I was) sort of looking across it towards Starcross and Powderham (pronounced Powderum).

Well-named it is, but it follows a system; in the same way that Axmouth, Sidmouth, Teignmouth, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Falmouth, Avonmouth and the ever amusing Cockermouth (amongst many others) are all named after their rivers.