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Old 07-08-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Hmm. Does that carry over to kitten as "ki-in", mitten as "mi-in" etc?
Yeah, it sort of does.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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And while we're at it, for us it's "Ca-lo-rah-do", not "Ca-lo-rad-o" and "Nuh-vah-duh" not "Nuh-vad-uh."
Both of which would be incorrect according to the people who live there.
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Old 07-08-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Hooper - HUP-per
That implies that it rhymes with upper, though, which it doesn't. I'd say the double-O would be pronounced like the double-O in book, foot, cook or look.
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Both of which would be incorrect according to the people who live there.
Well, ok..... But don't us in the dark, what would be the correct local pronunciation?
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Old 07-08-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Central City, SLC
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I can't speak for our eastern neighbors as I hear both "Ca-lo-rah-do" and "Ca-lo-rad-o" here in Utah (and I, a native Utahn, say "Ca-lo-rah-do").

I am CERTAIN, however, that Nevadans say "Nuh-vad-uh." Nothing will mark you as an outsider to the west faster than saying "NeVAHda."
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Old 07-08-2014, 08:38 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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I can't speak for our eastern neighbors as I hear both "Ca-lo-rah-do" and "Ca-lo-rad-o" here in Utah (and I, a native Utahn, say "Ca-lo-rah-do").

I am CERTAIN, however, that Nevadans say "Nuh-vad-uh." Nothing will mark you as an outsider to the west faster than saying "NeVAHda."
This. I know multiple people who have lived there their whole lives, and it's never ne-VAW-duh or ne-VAH-duh - however you want to make it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Well, ok..... But don't us in the dark, what would be the correct local pronunciation?
Nuh-VAD-duh
Cahl-lor-AD-doh

In both cases, the accented syllable has a short 'a' sound, like in the word 'cat.' In other words, the sound would me more like 'add' than 'odd.'
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I just thought of a few more...

Alta is pronounced AL-tuh (the first syllable being pronounced like the man's name, Al), not AHL-tuh. Again, a short 'a'. We can always stop an out-of-state skier by the way the pronounce this resort name.

I heard a tourist stumble over 'Lehi' once; it sounded something like "LEH-hee." This Book of Mormon name is pronounced "LEE-high." Likewise, 'Nephi,' isn't "NEF-ee"; it's "NEE-figh."
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: The other side of the mountain
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NEF-ee? LEH-ee? *giggles*
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:32 AM
 
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I lived for 55 years in MA and it was always You-TAR never herd the You-TAW until I moved to NevADah---don't say Ne-VAH-da or folks will know you are not from this state. Just tune into a Las Vegas news station sometime and listen to the intro.

OH WELL, POTATO, POTAHTO---



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This has to be some kind generalized regional thing depending on where those out-of-staters are from. Southern? Midwestern? California? I can't ever, ever recall anybody in the northeast calling it anything other than You-taw. Neither can my wife.

And while we're at it, for us it's "Ca-lo-rah-do", not "Ca-lo-rad-o" and "Nuh-vah-duh" not "Nuh-vad-uh."
What's the local pronunciation of these neighboring states with far inferior snow?
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