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NWI_Irish96:

--- Quote from: webny99 on August 04, 2022, 09:11:58 AM ---
--- Quote from: kirbykart on August 04, 2022, 08:37:48 AM ---
--- Quote from: jp the roadgeek on August 03, 2022, 11:52:42 PM ---Carmel, NY: CAR-mul
Katonah: kah-TONE-uh

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Uhh... how else would you pronounce those ones?

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Presumably car-MEL* and kah-TUN-ah, both of which seem odd to me, but I guess that's why they're pronounced the way they are...

*I think Carmel, IN may be pronounced this way, but not 100% sure (?)

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Carmel, IN, is pronounced exactly like Carmel, NY, above.

I've learned from watching golf at Pebble Beach that the Carmel in Carmel-by-the-Sea is pronounced car-MEL.

kirbykart:
Java, NY. Pronounced "JAY-vuh". Not "JAH-vuh".
Ischua, NY. Pronounced "ISH-way". Not "ISH-oo-uh".
Cuylerville, NY. Pronounced "KYE-ler-vil", not "KOO-eh-ler-vil".
Of course "new-ARK", Delaware was already mentioned.

Urban Prairie Schooner:

--- Quote from: rlb2024 on June 19, 2022, 10:36:35 AM ---
--- Quote from: Techknow on May 28, 2022, 04:13:28 AM ---New Orleans, LA - the locals pronounce "Orleans" with the e silent. I have verified this myself with a coworker who traveled there couple weeks ago.

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It is either New Or-lunz or (for the truly locals) Nawlins.  It is never EVER New OrLEENZ if you live here.  (Although city is in OrLEENZ Parish -- go figure.)

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Nawlins/N'awlins is a tourism/marketing term. Never heard it pronounced that way locally. Most common is New OR-lunz or sometimes New OR-lee-uns, which seems to be more common among radio announcers. A real Yat might pronounce it New OR-lyuns.

CtrlAltDel:

--- Quote from: Urban Prairie Schooner on August 13, 2022, 07:58:53 PM ---
--- Quote from: rlb2024 on June 19, 2022, 10:36:35 AM ---
--- Quote from: Techknow on May 28, 2022, 04:13:28 AM ---New Orleans, LA - the locals pronounce "Orleans" with the e silent. I have verified this myself with a coworker who traveled there couple weeks ago.

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It is either New Or-lunz or (for the truly locals) Nawlins.  It is never EVER New OrLEENZ if you live here.  (Although city is in OrLEENZ Parish -- go figure.)

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Nawlins/N'awlins is a tourism/marketing term. Never heard it pronounced that way locally. Most common is New OR-lunz or sometimes New OR-lee-uns, which seems to be more common among radio announcers. A real Yat might pronounce it New OR-lyuns.

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I call it La Nouvelle-Orléans because I can and for no other reason.  :spin:

Road Hog:
Found a good one while watching tornado videos: Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

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