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LilianaUwU:

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--- Quote from: Urban Prairie Schooner on August 13, 2022, 07:58:53 PM ---
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--- 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:

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I call it that way because that's how it's called in my native language.  :bigass:

Scott5114:

--- Quote from: Road Hog on August 17, 2022, 02:28:35 AM ---Found a good one while watching tornado videos: Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

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I'd say it's pronounced just like it's spelled—Win-nee-wood.

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania is the one that doesn't pronounce it like it's spelled—Wynne has two silent letters when you pronounce it win.

The rail workers that built that rail line were from Pennsylvania, so many of the sidings, which later grew into towns along US-77, were named after places in Pennsylvania. Ardmore and Paoli are two others.

1:

--- Quote from: Scott5114 on August 17, 2022, 05:32:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: Road Hog on August 17, 2022, 02:28:35 AM ---Found a good one while watching tornado videos: Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

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I'd say it's pronounced just like it's spelled—Win-nee-wood.

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania is the one that doesn't pronounce it like it's spelled—Wynne has two silent letters when you pronounce it win.


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It's a compound word, compound words are typically the sum of their components, and the letter E at the end of a word is typically silent. Compare "pinewood".

US 89:

--- Quote from: 1 on August 17, 2022, 06:32:46 AM ---
--- Quote from: Scott5114 on August 17, 2022, 05:32:15 AM ---
--- Quote from: Road Hog on August 17, 2022, 02:28:35 AM ---Found a good one while watching tornado videos: Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

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I'd say it's pronounced just like it's spelled—Win-nee-wood.

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania is the one that doesn't pronounce it like it's spelled—Wynne has two silent letters when you pronounce it win.


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It's a compound word, compound words are typically the sum of their components, and the letter E at the end of a word is typically silent. Compare "pinewood".

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I would have guessed anything named Wynnewood would be pronounced "win-wood".

CtrlAltDel:

--- Quote from: LilianaUwU on August 17, 2022, 02:33:50 AM ---
--- Quote from: CtrlAltDel on August 15, 2022, 10:54:35 PM ---
--- 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:

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I call it that way because that's how it's called in my native language.  :bigass:

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