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Fitzpen to Phippen to Thigpen

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Re: Fitzpen to Phippen to Thigpen

Posted: 1361461944000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thigpen, Phippen
Dear Sharon,

My family comes from an area where there are lots of Thigpens, may even have some in the family aways back.

That said, I have done some study of phonetics and the rules of phonetic shifts. I can see Bibben, Bippen, Vippen, and so on but not Thigpen which would give Digpen, Tigpen.
How do you explain the shift from p to g? Impossible. G usually shifts to k or hard c.

Furthermore, place your tongue in position for the f sound and then for the th sound. You will appreciate how hard the shift is.


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