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Old 02-08-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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Actually, no, I didn't want to get technical, especially if it means I have to pronounce La Jolla like I'm getting ready to hock a loogie.
LOL! But you can see that someone who carefully enunciates "La Jolla" like a Spanish-speaker will sound as off as someone who rhymes it with Walla Walla. That's what I meant by the typical California pronunciation of a "Spanish" place name being kind of in between.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:32 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In New York, the state capital Albany is pronounced ALL-buh-nee
In the state of Georgia, the city with the same name is pronounced all-BENNIE

And one of my favorites remains Grand Blanc, Michigan, pronounced GRAND BLANK.
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:25 PM
 
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Chaumont(sha-mo), Olean(o-lee-an), Watervliet(water-vleet) and Schuyler(sky-ler) in NY. Tchula(chew-la) MS; Ypsilanti(ip-sil-an-ti), Dowagiac(de-wah-gee-ac) and Okemos(oh-ki-mus) in MI and Martinez(mar-tin-ez) GA come to mind.
Fixed the pronounciation...
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:44 PM
 
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Same with Charlotte MI.
Didn't know that, but it figures. Lots of towns and counties in Michigan are named after (and looks like pronounced like) cities, towns and counties in NY. I'm guessing maybe that part of Michigan was settled by NY'ers.
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Old 02-09-2019, 02:44 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Also I wonder if anyone knows why the sas in Arkansas is pronounced like saw. While at the same time the sas in Kansas is pronounced like err .. sas!
ARKANSAS SENATOR #1: "Ar-KAN-ziz!"

ARKANSAS SENATOR #2: "AR-kin-siz!"

ARKANSAS GOVERNOR: "No, *****es! AR-kin-saw!"

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Old 02-09-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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Some Chicago suburbs:


Des Plaines=Des Plains, the final S is pronounced in both syllables


Matteson=Matson, the second t and the e are omitted in pronunciation


Lincolnshire=Lincolnshire, the last syllables rhyme with 'ire'. It's not the British pronunciation, Lincolnsheer
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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Didn't know that, but it figures. Lots of towns and counties in Michigan are named after (and looks like pronounced like) cities, towns and counties in NY. I'm guessing maybe that part of Michigan was settled by NY'ers.
Yes, there are quite a few places in MI with the same names of places in NY. Onondaga, Lansing, Ithaca, Delhi Township, DeWitt, Waverly, Livonia, Farmington, Brighton, Genesee County, Mount Morris and Albion are some that come to mind.
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