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Old 04-04-2012, 09:54 PM
 
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I remember when Ponce de Leon was pronounced Ponts deh Lee-on.
It then evolved into Pon-say deh Lee-on, even per the media, as noticed on the rental car radio while channel surfing.
Has it evolved into Pon-say dei Leh-ohn, as is taught in a basic history class?
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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It's just freaking Ponts.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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I remember when Ponce de Leon was pronounced Ponts deh Lee-on.
It then evolved into Pon-say deh Lee-on, even per the media, as noticed on the rental car radio while channel surfing.
Has it evolved into Pon-say dei Leh-ohn, as is taught in a basic history class?

it's ponts duh lee-on. IPA: pants də li'ɔn

the only people who say pon-say di leownee or whatever are either out of towners or snobs. the 411 service for atlanta isn't near the city so i get people on the service telling me the number of mary mac's on 'ponsay duh leowné' and i don't say anything because i just figure they don't know any better.

it's named after the explorer so technically the atlanta pronunciation is closest to the correct pronunciation:

Juan Ponce de León - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:34 AM
 
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It's just freaking Ponts.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:03 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Ponts Duh LEE-on.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I admit I have been converted to just pronouncing it "Ponts de LEE-on" since I moved here. I just gave in that Georgians have the final word in Spanish pronunciation. Any resident of Martinez or Villa Rica will tell you so.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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it's named after the explorer so technically the atlanta pronunciation is closest to the correct pronunciation:

Juan Ponce de León - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Actually it isn't, the correct Spanish pronunciation is Pon-seh deh Leh-OWN (Not Ponts or Pon-say and an emphasis on the last syllable in León). That's how I say it because I'm pedantic and also Hispanic so I feel silly using an Anglicized pronunciation.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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Thank god we don't have a Sepulveda here.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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or a Tchoupitoulas St. like in New Orleans.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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Thank god we don't have a Sepulveda here.
Or a La Tijera (one of my old addresses), La Cienega, La Brea, Francisquito, El Cajon, La Jolla, etc.

I actually like Spanish names when pronounced correctly. However, I don't have a problem with saying "Ponts duh Lee-on" instead of "Pon-seh leh-own". When in Rome....
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