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Old 02-22-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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A couple of newcomers to SA have made good points about feeling awkward when they pronounce names and words of local/regional people, places and things. I experience this often when traveling in other cities. This isn't a criticism of any pronunciation....it's just how it is here. Hope this helps!

Blanco = "Blank-o" (street name and town)
Gruene, TX = "Green"
Boerne, TX = "Burnie"
New Braunfels NOT "New BraunSfels"
San Antonio is not "San An-tone"
HOUSton is not "Yooston" (This is debateable even among some Texans)
Bexar County = "Bear" County
Uvalde, TX = "U-Val-de"
Helotes, TX = "Hell-O-tez or Heh-lo-tez"
Jourdanton, TX = "Ger-dun-ton" or "Joor-dun-ton"
Burnet, TX = "Burn-it"
Fredricksburg, TX is not "Fred-er-icks-burg"
Buda, TX = "Byoo-dah"
Nacogdoches = "Nack-a-doh-chez"

Hopefully there will be a lot more added. Feel free to make any corrections too!
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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thankyou this helps
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Cool wCat,

I have a friend from Ohio who says "Yooston" for Houston as well. I wonder if it's a regional pronunciation pattern and not particular to the word Houston.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:14 AM
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I lived in NYC for 8 years and could never get used to how they pronounced Houston Street...it's pronounced HOUSE-ton there.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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Cool wCat,

I have a friend from Ohio who says "Yooston" for Houston as well. I wonder if it's a regional pronunciation pattern and not particular to the word Houston.
"Yooston" is used in a lot of areas of Texas too. Most people I know that are from Texas pronounce the "H"....but it's one of those tricky words. Generally one won't go wrong saying "Houston".

BTW - did ya notice I started with "Blank-O"?
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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I lived in NYC for 8 years and could never get used to how they pronounced Houston Street...it's pronounced HOUSE-ton there.
Very interesting! Fort Sam HOUSEton? LOL! that would never fly here!
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:20 AM
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Here's another one for you wCat...

Seguin = "Seh-geen"
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: 78245
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Huebner is HEEbner not HUEbner
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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How about Huisach? (Street close to Cool Crest) How do you pronounce that? Wee-sach?

And I pronounced Nacogdoches - Knock-aug-dough-chez. Just a hint of a g in there.

And the road/town is spelled Fredericksburg and can be pronounced both ways. The east coast people especially throw in the short e sound. Fredericksburg, VA and Frederick, MD
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Old 02-22-2007, 02:33 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What about "Potranco"?
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