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rinse, ranch, wrench, all, oil

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:59 am
by Philip Hudson
Many of my elders in South Texas pronounced these words alike: rinse, ranch and wrench. The sound is of the standard pronunciation for the word ranch except with a long a.

I once had a student from Mississippi who pronounced these words alike: all, oil, and awl. The sound is of the standard pronounciation for the word awl.

all that oil

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:11 pm
by sluggo
when I was a wee tyke from PA visiting maternal Mississippi relatives, a truck driver pulled into my uncle's service station and asked if we had "modall". Not having any idea what this might be, I went inside to my uncle and repeated exactly what I heard. Uncle Buddy handed me a bottle of Shell 10w-30 and thus my bilatitudinal education began...

Oh-ul

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:51 am
by Mama
Anybody from Tennessee would tell you that it's pronounced oh-ul. That is 2 syllables. I had to translate once for a Michigan visitor.

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:03 am
by AP
This is sort of like the pronunciation of "iron" (i think). It's a southern thing to pronounce iron more like "urn." :?:

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:25 pm
by skinem
AP wrote:This is sort of like the pronunciation of "iron" (i think). It's a southern thing to pronounce iron more like "urn." :?:


Around this part of the south it's more like "arn".

Iron

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:07 pm
by Mama
Yes, ahh-urn, also 2 syllables, as in I ahh-urned maa clothes.

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:04 pm
by Perry
Around these h'yah parts, when in doubt -- throw in an extra syllable. As my son once said to me, "give me mah bayack payack".

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:19 pm
by Bailey
Perry wrote:Around these h'yah parts, when in doubt -- through in an extra syllable. As my son once said to me, "give me mah bayack payack".

uh that would be thow, no r's but lots of extra syllables

maahk bailey

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:04 am
by Perry
Too right. I threw in some extra letters while I was at it.

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:58 pm
by Mama
Raaaaht! Ya'll come back now, ye hear? :D

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:34 pm
by Huny
Hello, again, everyone!

This reminds me of my Georgia raised grandfather when he would say to a stray dog that wandered into the yard, "Gitonouttaheah!" through his nose. This was the first time I realized he was not from these parts of California and the first time I realized there was such a thing as being southern. :shock:

Huny- glad to be here in these parts... :wink:

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:13 pm
by skinem
Welcome back, Huny!

I've heard the same thing from my Alabama-raised grandfather in Oregon.
Pretty effective word...

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:23 pm
by Huny
skinem wrote:Welcome back, Huny!

I've heard the same thing from my Alabama-raised grandfather in Oregon.
Pretty effective word...


Thank you, skinem. My hiatus was due to the bustle of the Christmas season. Being in - how should I say this- the diamond "export" business can be demanding during that time of year.

I know what you mean. When Grandpa started talking through his his nose in a southern accent, he meant business. And when he said, "gitonouttaheah", we all ran...But his,ahem, bark was bigger that his bite.

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:04 pm
by Mama
This reminds me of my Georgia raised grandfather when he would say to a stray dog that wandered into the yard, "Gitonouttaheah!" through his nose.


Ditto on that word from my uncle in Tennessee. I had forgotten all about that til I saw this. Too funny, the things we remember. :D