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Postby Slava » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:38 pm

What about Quincy, MA? For some reason, that c is pronounced as a z.
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Postby Philip Hudson » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:13 pm

gailr: I have good friends from Beatrice, Nebraska. I think the pronunciation of the town name you attribute to them is pretty much the standard American pronunciation. I am aware it is not the Dictionary pronunciation. Nebraskans do say things foreign to a Southern red-neck's ears. Pajamas are pa-'jam-as to them as opposed to puh-'jah-mahs in Texas. The word Colorado is even worse. They say Ca-la-'ra-da instead of Co-lo-'rah-do. I cannot describe the pronunciation of the last syllable. The d is like a voiced t. Of course, Texans try to say it with a Spanish accent. Nebraskans speak with a mid-western accent.

I love regional accents.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:06 pm

Beatrice/Kearney/Cairo. ....been to all of the above.
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