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Old 12-15-2018, 08:32 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Growing up in the South, I always heard the word pronounced 'gur-RAHJ'. But over time, I begin to hear locals pronounce it 'GEHR-uhj'. What are you accustomed to in your region?
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:40 AM
 
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In Southern California, guh-RAZH.

Some people say guh-RAHJ, but they are a minority.

I have never heard any American say GEHR-uhj (rhymes with "marriage") unless they are mocking a British/Australian accent.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:03 AM
 
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I have only heard guh-RAHZH or GRAHZH, unless the speaker is a Brit saying GAA-rudj.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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Carhole. I've lived on both coasts and in the middle and have really only heard ge-rahzh or guh-raj with slight variations on the "hardness" of the second syllable. I don't even think I'm consistent on that one.
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Old 12-15-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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g'RAHDJ. Barely perceptible separate first syllable.

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Old 12-15-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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NY here, I say it like "gur-RAJ"
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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Variations of "guh-raj" and "graj". Some British neighbors say "Gair-idge".
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Old 12-15-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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In Southern California, guh-RAZH.

Some people say guh-RAHJ, but they are a minority.
I say "graj" (long A).
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:01 PM
 
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I say "graj" (long A).
What is "long A"? Rhymes with "day" or rhymes with "rah, rah"?

"G'rahj" sounds normal, but I've never heard "g'rayj" and would have a hard time figuring out what it meant.
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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What is "long A"? Rhymes with "day" or rhymes with "rah, rah"?

"G'rahj" sounds normal, but I've never heard "g'rayj" and would have a hard time figuring out what it meant.
Lol, I meant short A. Like rah rah. Grahj would be a better way to spell it.

Some people native to WA (for example) pronounce certain short A words with long A's (like "bag", which they say like "bayg"). Thankfully, they do not do this with "garage".
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