'Leeds' begins with a lovely liquid point-side consonant, followed by a long smooth vowel; then comes the sonant dental mute, the scarcely sounded 'd', and finally a sibilant, the sweetest, softest of consonantal sounds. If you want a place-name with true monosyllabic grit, try 'Bath' - especially with a Northern accent.
MICHAEL J. J. DAY
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