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Old 06-14-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The "e" in Spanish is pronounced like the English hard "a" sound or Ayyyy
yeah, no it isn't. the "ay" sound does not exist as a diphtong in the spanish language.

jose is not pronouced 'hoe-say' but like 'ho-seh'
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:49 PM
 
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Any area in Los Angeles is safe, if you know your way around.
Ummmm... that's far from true. Sorry.

We lived in Los Feliz for years. It is generally very safe, we used to go on walks at night there all the time and I never felt threatened.. however... my husband's car was stolen twice, and mine was broken into twice in our 5 years there. We lived on Rowena.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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"my husband's car was stolen twice, and mine was broken into twice in our 5 years there. We lived on Rowena."

Yes, my daughters car was stolen right on Avocado in fron of her apartment within 10 min after she parked it, but I think car thefts are down now.
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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Most folks pronounce it "loss FEE-lis"; i've heard oldtimers who make it a long "o" in Los. Never "fell-EEZ." Yes, we know it's incorrect, but that's the way it is. We don't pronounce "Los Angeles" correctly, either.

Sepulveda = si-PULL-vi-duh.
If 90% of people pronounce it that way, that is the correct pronunciation. Just because the name is of Spanish origin doesn't mean that the Spanish pronunciation is correct when you're speaking in English. (If you're speaking in Spanish, that's another story.) The name of my hometown (Detroit) is of French origin, but that doesn't mean anyone who pronounces it the American way is wrong.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:06 AM
 
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"my husband's car was stolen twice, and mine was broken into twice in our 5 years there. We lived on Rowena."

Yes, my daughters car was stolen right on Avocado in fron of her apartment within 10 min after she parked it, but I think car thefts are down now.
i live on waverly off rowena, and it tends to attract cult murderers. at least that one time.....
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:45 AM
 
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Funny how these ancient threads get revived every so often. The OP hasn't even posted on this board -- at least under his/her original handle -- in three years!
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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The Féliz in Los Feliz is a last name, most likely a variation of Félix, so it's pronounced like the "gringo way", Los Féliz /lohs or loss FEEL-iz/. The "Hispanic" way, Los Feliz /lohs or loss fehl-EEZ/, sounds ridiculous to me and I've always heard it said "Los Féliz" not "Los Feliz".

@nickdahammer: how DO they say Ximeno? I've never heard anyone say it, even though I live nearby.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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I love it! Place names are great for getting strange responses from the locals, such as pronouncing "Berdan" BIRD-un to a local who huffingly replied "ber-DAN!"

La Jolla indeed! How is it that gets pronounced the Latino way while nearly everyplace else gets mangled Anglicanization? Reminds me of Ricardo Mantalban fawining over the Chrysler core-DOH-buh. And I can still hear the rythyms of "PEEco and seh-PULV-duh"... thanks, Dr. Demento!
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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More to the point, thanks Felix Figueroa and his orchestra (in reality Freddie Martin and HIS orchestra).
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