Norwich="nor'itch," Greenwich="gren'itch," Smithwick's="smith'icks," and sandwich=? Is it "san'itch," or what?
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No, in the UK we most definitely sound the 'w' in sandwich. This is because the 'd' is also sounded, and the 'w' follows the 'd'.
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You are quite right, all the places you've mentined have a silent 'w' in Sandwich the 'w' is sounded.
I lived in the UK for a long time, and most people there called a sandwich a "sarnie," or a "butty." The remainder called it a "sandwich," with the "d" pronounced.
I suspect that if "sandwich" were spelled "sanwich," then it would be pronounced "sanich."
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