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Old 09-29-2014, 02:27 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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And as a general rule, for any place in NC ending in "-ville", it's pronounced "-vul".

Green-vul, Ashe-vul, States-vul, etc. Oddly, the more syllables in the word, the less likely this is (e.g. Faye-ett-ville as stated by someone above, or "Hen-der-son-vill"). I personally say either one for Fayetteville; Fed-vul to a Southerner and Fay-ett-ville to a Northerner, without noticing.

Also, New Bern has the accent on the "NEW", not on the "BERN", making it unlike almost any other "New ____" place (New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, New London, etc). It's "NEW bern"
Just out of curiosity, I'm used to saying v'l for ville. I hear some natives say vul but others say v'l. Is that regional where I live or statewide?
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Old 09-29-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I think "v'l" and "vul" sound almost the same to my ear, but "v'l" just doesn't have any vowel sound, much like "bl" at the beginning of a word, like "blue" or "blend", or the "vl" in "Vlasic" pickles.

"Ville" rhymes with "Bill" and sounds pretty different.

For the record, I say "FAY-et-v'l", not "Fay-et-ville", and definitely not "Fed-vul" <shudder>.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:06 PM
 
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I think "v'l" and "vul" sound almost the same to my ear, but "v'l" just doesn't have any vowel sound, much like "bl" at the beginning of a word, like "blue" or "blend", or the "vl" in "Vlasic" pickles.

"Ville" rhymes with "Bill" and sounds pretty different.

For the record, I say "FAY-et-v'l", not "Fay-et-ville", and definitely not "Fed-vul" <shudder>.
Thank you. I'd rep you again if it would let me.

I run into the ville pronunciations most with Cherryville & Asheville. There are more pronunciations of Cherryville than Carter's has liver pills.

Not that it makes much difference, but the vl in Vlasic hits the v just a touch harder, making it pretty close to Vulasic. (The headquarters are in the Philly metro). I guess that's why I hear a difference between v'l & vul.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:22 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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So is the dividing line between Ville and vul the Va/Nc border?

I say and hear Martinsville and Danville not Martinsvul and Danvul

When I lived up North we had thousands of Villes but no Vuls.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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So is the dividing line between Ville and vul the Va/Nc border?

I say and hear Martinsville and Danville not Martinsvul and Danvul

When I lived up North we had thousands of Villes but no Vuls.
In South Jersey they are all v'l. My favorite is a little place called Westville, pronounced locally Wesv'l.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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You forgot to mention that the town of Beaufort is in Carteret county and not Beau co.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I believe the correct pronunciation for Camp Lejune (US Marine base in Jacksonville, NC) is "le-jurn"
Why Does WUNC Pronounce 'Camp Lejeune' With An 'R'? | WUNC
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Where's Fayetteville?
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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I believe the correct pronunciation for Camp Lejune (US Marine base in Jacksonville, NC) is "le-jurn"
Why Does WUNC Pronounce 'Camp Lejeune' With An 'R'? | WUNC
I always cringed when I heard them say "Luh-JERN", but now I know why. Very interesting!
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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I've posted this before but:

The "T" in Clinton (Clin'on) flew north to Wilson (Wilt'son).
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