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Old 11-28-2007, 04:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ama-rill-o

or...

Ama-REEY-oh??
the first one
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:00 PM
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we'll definitely have to work on not saying "the" in front of all the highway numbers!
Ding ding ding ding!! We have a winner!
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:41 PM
 
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Ding ding ding ding!! We have a winner!

ahhh....Sapphire.

Thank goodness another California expatriate is bringing the THE into town and will have to break themselves of that.

Sounds like a 12 step program of some sort...or shock therapy.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Kendall County, TX
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Blanco = "Blank-o" (street name and town)
My girlfriend was quick to correct me on that one. San Antonio has a street named Blanco. I had used the spanish pronunciation (it made sense to me...San Antonio being in south Texas).

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San Antonio is not "San An-tone"
I've only heard it pronounced San Antone in music; it's a fond recognition of the city for the singers (country music).

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Nacogdoches = "Nack-a-doh-chez"
Louisiana has a closely resembled city, Nachitoches...and it has a difficult pronuniciation (Nack-uh-tush).

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Hopefully there will be a lot more added. Feel free to make any corrections too!
Thanks for the help. Now I know how to pronounce Boerne!

Here's my addition: Alvarado is pronounced in the same way as Blanco...with a long "A" (Al-vah-ray-doh).

-Mark
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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My girlfriend was quick to correct me on that one. San Antonio has a street named Blanco. I had used the spanish pronunciation (it made sense to me...San Antonio being in south Texas).


I've only heard it pronounced San Antone in music; it's a fond recognition of the city for the singers (country music).


Louisiana has a closely resembled city, Nachitoches...and it has a difficult pronuniciation (Nack-uh-tush).


Thanks for the help. Now I know how to pronounce Boerne!

Here's my addition: Alvarado is pronounced in the same way as Blanco...with a long "A" (Al-vah-ray-doh).

-Mark
Alvarado is a short "A" (al-va-rah-doh) and Blanco is also a short "A"...Spanish word with English accent is the only way I can describe it.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Ridgecrest, CA
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Whew. Now I'm more confused than I was before I read this thread!
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Whew. Now I'm more confused than I was before I read this thread!
Not to worry...no one expects you to know pronunciations right off. You have a grace period!
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:06 PM
 
Location: North Central
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Alvarado is a short "A" (al-va-rah-doh) and Blanco is also a short "A"...Spanish word with English accent is the only way I can describe it.
Hey SanAnto, at least the people in San Diego pronounce those 2 words properly.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Hey SanAnto, at least the people in San Diego pronounce those 2 words properly.
Oh, dream on! I've heard newscasters mangle Spanish street names like nobody's business! *lol* You would think since San Dog is much closer to the border than San Antonio and has a higher influx of Spanish-speakers, that they would take the time to learn the CORRECT pronunciation. What chaps my a$$ even more is a SPANISH-speaker who anglecizes Spanish names. Sin verguenzas!
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX (78201)
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this is an amusing thread!
"Blank-O" really?? it sounds like a facial expression you get when you don't know how to pronounce something! lol the "a" has more of an "ah" sound to it (almost like you would say the "o" in "blonde"). Blanco. And I don't think that the tone of your skin should determine how you say it either. My uncle who lives in town is very much "light skinned" and he still pronounces it the right way.
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