Actually, I'd say Mon-Pur-Li'ay too - but them I'm from Edinburgh and grew
up near Montpellier Park and we always pronounced it the French way. Must be
all that Franco-Scottish crossover stuff. Like Petty France (actually Petit
France) where the new Infirmary is.
Just asked a local('er indoors), and the pronounciation was pretty
standard English. As it was for the town with BF square....
BTW I am hopefully moving to that part of town soon, having been
kicked out of the current flat.