How to Pronounce Appalachian?

Jul 25th, 2007, 06:30 PM
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Skoo-kul.
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Jul 25th, 2007, 07:50 PM
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In the Philadelphia and South Jersey area, "Schuylkill" is pronounced "Sure-kill". I oughta know....I spent several years of my life parked behind massive car wrecks on that #[email protected]*[email protected]# expressway, and had plenty of time to think about it.
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LANK-a-ster, Pennsylvania is where many Amish live.
Lan-CAN-ster, Ohio is where my gr-gr-gr-grandfather resided.

BURN-it, Texas was named in honor of Governor Bur-NETT.
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Jul 25th, 2007, 11:07 PM
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Old school Miamians pronounce it My-yeah-ma.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 04:42 AM
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Betsy - In central KY, I've always heard it as appa-lay-shun, but we pronounce many words differently (incorrectly?) than the eastern part of the state.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 05:07 AM
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I promise you that here in Harlan, KY, it is pronounced with the "latch" sound, not a "lay" sound. The Appalachian Regional Hospital (ARH) is one of this area's largest employers and they pronounce their name with the "latch" sound.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 06:03 AM
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<PalenQ, there is North Carolina or South Carolina or you can be from the Carolinas but no such place as Carolina.>

ever heard the song 'Carolina in the mohn-ning"
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Jul 26th, 2007, 06:13 AM
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Carolina Panthers...Carolina Hurricanes...'Carolina In My Mind' by James Taylor
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Jul 26th, 2007, 06:16 AM
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and don't the Tar Heels simply have Carolina on their b-ball shirts - Carolina blue?
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Jul 26th, 2007, 07:42 AM
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The Tarheels don't even consider SC in the equation.

No such thing as Carolina but you can refer to them as THE Carolinas but it is either North Carolina or South Carolina.
 
Jul 26th, 2007, 08:24 AM
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Carolina Panthers then should be Carolinas Panthers or North Carolina Panthers.

There indeed does appear to be the use of the world "Carolina" like in Carolina in the morning song

Up north here when we here someone say they from Carolina we think North Carolina and not South Carolina.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:04 AM
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Alex Trebek used "appa-lay-chin: on Jeopardy last night...he and Webster agree.
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:09 AM
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Ver-SAILS (Versailles), KY

CANS-City, Missouri

MISS-Sippi
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:11 AM
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Dubois PA = Doo-boys
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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How about Ar-kan-saw?
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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But neither Alex Trebec or Webster live in Carolina...
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Jul 26th, 2007, 09:15 AM
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Nevada is one name that is usually mispronounced by non Nevadans who say i believe Neh-vah-da and not Neh-va-da
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Jul 26th, 2007, 01:21 PM
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Trebek is from Canada, eh?
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Jan 18th, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Well, not only was I born and bred in North Carolina I attended Appalachian State and still live in these mountains. Elsiemoo is correct. It's pronounced Appa-LATCH-in and some individuals such as myself get a little irritated when you refer to our state as Carolina, there ARE two Carolinas, not that we have anything against South Carolina. People from both states prefer if you distinguish between the two.
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Jan 19th, 2013, 06:37 AM
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Caroline means North Caroline up here and tell the Univ of North Carolina that they should not have "Carolina" on the shirts as I believe they do - they refer to themselves as "Carolina" - live with it. It's not just YOU - referring to non-Carolinians who refer to North Carolina as "Carolina" - pot calling kettle black in this case!
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