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Old 10-01-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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The Alta thing is the quickest way to find out that you are dealing with someone from outta state!
That and Zion. Either way, if someone is here vacationing, either on the slopes or in southern Utah, one or the other is a dead giveaway.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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Tremonton

Tree.....mon (as in mongoose).....ton (as in a ton of bricks)

Tree...mon...ton
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Tremonton

Tree.....mon (as in mongoose).....ton (as in a ton of bricks)

Tree...mon...ton
So how have you heard it mispronounced? I can't imagine how anyone could screw that one up.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:14 AM
 
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Tremonton

Tree.....mon (as in mongoose).....ton (as in a ton of bricks)

Tree...mon...ton

Not necessarily a Utah thing, but you'll hear it with no N/T in the second / third syllable. Instead there will be an abbreviated form called a glottal stop (at the apostrophe) where the air is stopped at the vocal folds, but no other articulation is made.

Tree mo 'un


I am not nearly brilliant enough to come up with a good example. It is just a sloppy way to talk and we all do it all the time.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Thanks to all for clearing up my Alta confusion.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Thanks to all for clearing up my Alta confusion.
No problem. But if you start saying it the way we do, how will we know you're from out of town?
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:40 PM
 
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So how have you heard it mispronounced? I can't imagine how anyone could screw that one up.
Because at least here on the east coast the letter "e" is not generally in long form.

Reading (Redding) Pennsylvania
Trenton (en as in "end") New Jersey
Newark (ew as in "chew") New Jersey

These just off the top of my head, I'm sure there are many more, and not limited to the east coast. Denver is not "Deenver" is it...?

I wonder how fast you would be pegged as an out of towner here on the E.C. Katz....
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Because at least here on the east coast the letter "e" is not generally in long form.

Reading (Redding) Pennsylvania
Trenton (en as in "end") New Jersey
Newark (ew as in "chew") New Jersey

These just off the top of my head, I'm sure there are many more, and not limited to the east coast. Denver is not "Deenver" is it...?
Gotcha. I should have figured that one out on my own. I guess I've just lived here too long.

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I wonder how fast you would be pegged as an out of towner here on the E.C. Katz....
Oh... I'd say maybe it would take about 5 seconds.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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No problem. But if you start saying it the way we do, how will we know you're from out of town?
I guess I'll just have to keep my mouth

But I'll never say Zions. In laws lived in Springdale for years.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:55 AM
 
Location: NSL, Utah
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No-one will have trouble noticing that I'm from out of town, being English and all (although I do hear stories of English accents being confused for Oz or Sth African..).

Anyway, some good stuff to learn here, so that I don't get laughed at too hard by my fiancées family

As I love words and their history, it is quite interesting how some obviously French words have kept their pronunciation (Duchesne - doo-shane, Cache = cash) while others have been Anglicized (Sevier = severe instead of sev-ee-eh).

The Juan/San Juan difference also fits in well - up until I lived on the Isle of Man, I'd always pronounced Juan the Spanish way (hwan), but on the island, possibly to do with centuries old names carried down from Spanish Armada shipwrecks, Juan was pronounced the same as Juab (Jew-an). Then again, the name Jaime (hi-me) is also pronounced Jamie there, so who knows how words change
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