Friday, March 22, 2013

American Vs. British Pronunciations: Place Names

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ginacan1987 said...

Ur-i-GuAy. As in A. Long A.

Laurence Brown said...

Ah yes, I have heard that pronunciation too, though "oo-ri-gwi" appears to be the predominant pronunciation across the U.S. and, in fact, the way Uruguayans themselves pronounce it.

I'm not sure, on the other hand, what the British are thinking.

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Anonymous said...

From Laura: In New Orleans, they pronounce is "n'aaw-lenz", but that is pretty localized. Those who have visited there usually pronounce it that way for the novelty of it.

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