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  • #21
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lizviola:
    The one that always cracks me up is, when it's in France, it's vair-SIGH, but when it's in Kentucky, it's ver-SAILS!!
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    It's ver-SAILS in Indiana too...and here Notre Dame is Noh-ter Dayme and Carmel is pronounced like the candy, not like the place in California. I say Indianapolis so mushed up that I don't even know if I can write it how I say it...it kind of comes out Innie-an-apple-iss.

    I'm a bit afraid to admit that until I read this thread, it never crossed my mind that Jerez wasn't pronounced Jer-rez, with a hard J sound, not a H. But I do say Hermes correctly.

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    • #22
      Her-ez

      Typically American, I say it Bad-mitten.

      Dress-sagh

      Don't even get me started on Hermes. (Some people like to say it just like it sounds [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] )

      By the way, it's ROSE-e-velt NOT roosevelt (with the emphasis on the oo).

      How DO you pronounce Ocala (Not o-cal-a I can assume?)

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      • #23
        Hmmm. I read things phonetically (all that hukt on fonicks). But I say them correctly, in most languages.

        Versailles was always (vehr-sigh)
        Hermes? without a doubt ehr-may
        Jerez, when spoken, hair-ezz

        but when I read them, its gonna be Ver-Sales, Her-Mes, and JAIR-rez.

        Hmmm...

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        • #24
          In Kentucky, Versailles=Ver-sales!


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          • #25
            that's how they say it there? egad.....scary thought!

            I must admit I say HER-meez, and dress-AJ...what am I saying? When do I say Hermes, or whatever? When I am off spending money buying scarves? No, actually I never have the opportunity to say that, any more than say, Tiffany or Cartier [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]....

            I think the one time I had to pronounce it, I called it Her-ez......I'll ask my friend, she went to WEG, but then again, what will she know, she's from BF-Nowhere!...LOLOL [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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            • #26
              It took me ten years to figure out how to pronounce "hors d'oeuvres," and I am NOT going to tell you how I pronounced it before I was officially clued in. So, you will understand why this thread has made me need to go lie down . . .

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              • #27
                you're right - the French Canadian accent is incomprehensible to us non French Canadians too!
                Have you heard our Prime Minister speak? LOL He is incomprehensible in both official languages.
                The Two Solitutudes in Canada will never be breached, because non French Canadians (anglos) learn a version of Parisian French -that no matter how fluent they are, makes them incomprehensible in Quebec. This I know. I too went to school in Paris (briefly) and actually learned to mimic the Parisian cadence, (you'll know what I mean..they have a very particular way of saying "bon jour, medemoiselle" even.) But I can't order soft poached eggs in La Belle Province. And don't even get me started on Swiss French or, [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img], Swiss German, or Austrian German.....
                or how 'bout Jamaican English (and by this I mean English as it is spoken in the heart of Kingston) was once on a minibus in the heart of Kingston, when an arguement that quickly escalated into the one group getting out and rocking the bus... the scariest part was I couldn't understand a word of what they were fighting about. (and therefore could not take sides [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif[/img]) The only phrase I could reliably make out was "blood clot". It is an insult, seemingly.
                and then of course there is CALAIS in France, it is cal/AYE, in Maine it is CAL/ as ( much like what you get on your hand from the manure fork!)
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                • #28
                  Forget about Jamaican English. How about Boston English? I live in Western Mass, where most people speak a relatively comprehensible version of English (understand that I grew up in Marh-lan, a few states to the south, and just below the Mason-Dixon). Anyway, we used to have a postman who had obviously spent most of his life in Boston. He would talk to me, and I literally wouldn't understand a word. I would just smile a nod, and if something more was required, talk about the weather.
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                  • #29
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Hmmm. I read things phonetically (all that hukt on fonicks). But I say them correctly, in most languages.

                    Versailles was always (vehr-sigh)
                    Hermes? without a doubt ehr-may
                    Jerez, when spoken, hair-ezz

                    but when I read them, its gonna be Ver-Sales, Her-Mes, and JAIR-rez.

                    Hmmm... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    I do that, too. In addition, I say Butet correctly but when I read it, it's Byoo-tet.

                    And Kachoo, LOL! My mom was the same way with that pronounciation. "Horse Dee Voors", anyone?

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                    • #30
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Calico:
                      but how to pronounce Rox Dene?

                      Perhaps you won't throw things at me if I tell you that I thought "misled" rhymed with "fizzled" for the better part of grade school [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                      Rocks Deen

                      (And LOL about the misled pronounciation. It seems logical enough!)

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                      • #31
                        Spot is correct. It is Ehr-mez. I spoke to the makers of the saddle when I was saddle shopping (didn't buy one) and they told me that that is the correct pronunciation. I think they get kind of touchy about everyone mispronouncing it all the time. You don't have to bother rolling the R if you're American though. We should get a little leeway.

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                        • #32
                          Fred - so, do you speak German then? I've been studying it for several years now and am finally fairly fluent. Oddly enough, I've always found Swiss German much harder to understand than Austrian German (this could be because my dad is Austrian, and I'm used to listening to him, but it may also have something to do with the fact that Swiss German has more unique terms). Quite frankly, the German I find hardest to understand, both accent-wise and weird-words-used-nowhere-else-wise is the German they speak down in Bavaria (one very interesting thing they do there is drop a lot of their verb endings). It took me several visits to the Schmuckster's place to figure out what the heck anyone was saying. I STILL can't understand one family friend for the life of me and dread going to his house [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img].

                          ErinB - Unfortunately, that is EXACTLY how I pronounced it [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]. Classy, no?

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                          • #33
                            The quickest way to give away your roots in these parts is to call that town over in the Valley "STAWNTON." (Staunton=STAN tin.)

                            And if you call it Croz ZET which rhymes with CLOSET, you're out of said small storage room faster than Rock Hudson.

                            Please don't call Virginia anything but FA gin ya because there ain't no "V" in the alphabet 'roun 'ere.

                            Oh brother, do I hear ya 'bout Ca RIB be in English!

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                            • #34
                              It's NOt "Lawng G-eye-land"....nobody here says it like that.

                              Try pronouncing Ronkonkoma, Patchouge, Cupsouge, Nyack, or any of the other native land names.

                              I remember in high school I went to Louisville (Lew-eee-vill) for a national school competition. The delegates from the other states would corner us New York (not New Yawk) kids and force us to say words like dog (yes it is dawg), and Garbage (which they assumed would sound like Gah-bij). I would oblige there interests as long as they would admit that orange is not pronounce Ornch.
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                              • #35
                                "Can't remember if it's Castillian or Catalan, but one of them is very th and not s."

                                --- Having lived in Madrid for 5 years it's Castillian that "th"s things. Catalan is a whole other ball of wax. So to be "correct-correct" in Castillian Spanish it is "he-RETH". To complicate it, if you are actually in the south of Spain they pronounce it "he-RE" and eat the "th"

                                When my trainer landed in Spain and told the taxi driver she needed to take a train to "HE-rez". He kept telling her that those trains only leave once a day at midnight. She insisted that her schedule shows 4 trains a day. After 10 mins of circular discussion she showed him the schedule. Then he said, "Oh, &lt;he-RETH&gt;, not Paris". So I guess if you are actually there do as they do or you'll end up in France.

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                                ---I would say "e-BEE-tha".

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                                "And then of course the Belvoir is correctly pronounced Beaver."

                                ---Funny you mention this one because my family lives in Bingham which is in the shadow of Belvoir Castle in the Belvoir Vale, and even familiy members from other parts of England say it wrong (bel-voir instead of beaver)


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                                And here's another for you. One of England's most famous tennis matches is not held in "Wimpleton", it's Wimbledon. Aside from riding, I also find B&B accommodations for Americans traveling to London and if I get one more person asking for a room in Wimpleton I'm going to spit. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

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                                • #36
                                  Calico- I not only thought that misled was mizzled, but at the same time I knew the word misled when spoken, and used it without ever realizing that they were the same word. I still remeber my lightbulb moment when i finally got it- 5th or 6th grade.

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                                  • #37
                                    Back in the day when I would have a glass of wine with dinner, I was out with my in-laws, and a few assorted family members - hubby was not present.

                                    I ordered my dinner with a glass of Merlot.

                                    MIL chimes in excitedly:

                                    "Ooooh, I'd LOVE a glas MARE-LOTTT, that would go great with my fish! I LOVE MARE-LOTT!!! In her true Looongg Oisland accent.

                                    I wanted to crawl under the table, but then thought of the Fil-eT MiG-NoN she should be having with her MARE-LOTT, and had to excuse myself...

                                    My father drives me nuts by saying "ambliance", and "melk"...

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                                    • #38
                                      I sympathize with the New Yawkah--I, also, was forced by other delegates (at national 4-H conventions) to say things such as "South Dakota" (here it's pronounced Da-KO-duh). They thought our long vowels were hilarious. The Canadians thought we sounded like Texans. The Texans thought we sounded like Canadians. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img]

                                      Likewise, I thought it pretty funny how people mispronouced my hometown's name, "Wakonda."
                                      No, it's not WACK-on-Da or Wake-own-duh. (correctly: Walk-ON-Duh)

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                                      • #39
                                        -- Patchouge --

                                        Jennasis, is it not spelled "Patchogue"? I have family on Long Island.
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                                        • #40
                                          When I was a little kid, I thought "horizon" was pronounced the same way as the first part of "horizontal".

                                          The English "Beaulieu" is pronounced "Bewley"
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