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Old 02-08-2013, 02:58 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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In the English language.

Laend(s) or Luhnt(s)?


Luhnt(s):
England
Scotland
Ireland
New Zealand
Netherlands
Holland
Switzerland
Finland
Poland
Maryland
Gelderland
Queensland
Zeeland


Laend(s):
Thailand
Iceland
Swaziland
Friesland
Somaliland
Nagaland
Greenland
Flevoland
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Iceland, Friesland, and Greenland should move to the other list.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Canada
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How would you characterize the pronounciation of Newfoundland? I'm attaching a link to a youtube video, go to 1:03 to hear a Newfoundlander say the word like five times.


Alan Doyle On The Changing Face Of Newfoundland - YouTube
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Queensland and Maryland would belong on the other list for me.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Friesland should move to the other list.
Even the people from Friesland pronounce it as "Laend".
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Thanks, I didn't know that. I'll start pronouncing it their way.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Thanks, I didn't know that. I'll start pronouncing it their way.
Yeah you can also call it Freeslah.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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How would you characterize the pronounciation of Newfoundland? I'm attaching a link to a youtube video, go to 1:03 to hear a Newfoundlander say the word like five times.


Alan Doyle On The Changing Face Of Newfoundland - YouTube
Newfoundland rhymes with Thailand and Swaziland. At least when Canadians (including Newfoundlanders)pronounce it.

Americans tend to pronounce the last syllable as "lund".
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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No, in Newfoundland, the -land is the most stressed of the three syllables. Like "understand". As if there is also a Newfound-sea and a Newfound-air. It is the only place I can think of in which the -land carries a heavier stress than the other syllables before it.

Doyle has a relatively mild Newfoundland accent, Even Rex Murphy has more of an accent than that.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I pronounce most lands just 'lend' but Newfoundland I say 'Newfindlind' because it sounds daft saying 'Newfoundland'.
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