Poll: What is the "correct"way to pronounce the word Appalachian

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    just a little humorous poll about the "correct" way to pronounce the word Appalachian
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    lol....depends on if you want a southern twang or a northern accent!
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    http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionar...hian&x=15&y=14






    Lay, of course. But why does the dictionary voice have it with an extra syllable? Its only got 4, right? In either version, right?

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    I don't see a "t" in appalachian, do you?

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    ...and once you get that correct, try and pronounce the town of Marietta, GA.

    Hint ...hint ...it kinda goes like this: MAY - RETT' A

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    I think that the 5th syllable comes from the "i".

    Ap-pal-a-chi-an rather than Ap-pal-a-shun

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    ha, ha, ha. i live near the thornton gap & it's kinda like the people from front royal almost always pronounce it, "FRUT-RAWL". same with luray, they pronounce it, "LOO-RAY".
    skyline can probably relate to this too.

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    Don't forget BUCK-hanun, for Buchanan, VA [which I mistakenly said as byoo-CAN-an].

    I still shudder when I hear non-locals pronounce my birthtown of Dahlonega as doll-la-NAY-guh. It's Duh-LAWN-uh-guh!
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    Wink the agreement is...

    If you check out the signs in the rest rooms at the ATC in Harpers Ferry you will see that it is correct both ways... as long as you keep the Mason Dixon line as the dividing line.

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    Supposedly the Appalachians are named after the Apalachee tribe found in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. This tribe's name is pronounced Ap-a-latch-eee. So, I guess App-a-latch-eee-an would be the "right" name to pronounce the mounain range as well.

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    Connection in which they have become noted. The Apalachee were mentioned repeatedly as a powerful and warlike people, and this character was attested by their stout resistance to Narvaez and De Soto. The sweeping destruction which overtook them at the hands of the Creeks and Carolinians marks an epoch in Southeastern history. Their name is preserved in Apalachee Bay and River, Fla.; Apalachee River, Ga., Apalachee River, Ala.; and most prominently of all, in the Appalachian Mountains, and other terms derived from them. Tallahassee, the capital of Florida, the name of which signifies "Old Town," is on the site of San Luis de Talimali, the principal Spanish mission center. There is a post village named Apalachee in Morgan County, Ga.

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    Of course this Yankee transplant still calls the mountains the App-ah-lay-shuns. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whistler
    Don't forget BUCK-hanun, for Buchanan, VA [which I mistakenly said as byoo-CAN-an].

    I still shudder when I hear non-locals pronounce my birthtown of Dahlonega as doll-la-NAY-guh. It's Duh-LAWN-uh-guh!
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    and who could forget "bee-yoo-nah vista" for "buena vista", va. i guess us virginians are just phonetically challeneged

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    And for Worchester, MA - its not war-chester its wusster....
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    Supposedly the Appalachians are named after the Apalachee tribe found in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. This tribe's name is pronounced Ap-a-latch-eee. So, I guess App-a-latch-eee-an would be the "right" name to pronounce the mounain range as well.
    Interesting, but since DeSoto did the naming, shouldn't it be pronounced with a Castillian lisp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whistler
    Don't forget BUCK-hanun, for Buchanan, VA [which I mistakenly said as byoo-CAN-an].

    I still shudder when I hear non-locals pronounce my birthtown of Dahlonega as doll-la-NAY-guh. It's Duh-LAWN-uh-guh!
    -Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickboudrie
    Interesting, but since DeSoto did the naming, shouldn't it be pronounced with a Castillian lisp?
    And how would that be done Rick?
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    There is a reason it is spelled.... AT.

    HYOH...garble your own words.

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    Ok, now that you have that settled, what is the proper pronunciation of the final summit in Maine, Katahdhin. More importantly, where is the emphasis?
    Kata DIN, Ka TA din, KA ta din? I have all 3 versions used... Confusing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CynJ
    And for Worchester, MA - its not war-chester its wusster....
    You go girl and Barre is barry not bar. That's wher I'm originally from.
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    Default pronouncning Appalacian

    Well folks,

    I have hiked on the AT all over New England and I have always heard it prounoucned as Appalashun trail. I know the pronounce it differently in Dixie and to hear it its like fingernails on a black board! ouch!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gumby
    You go girl and Barre is barry not bar. That's wher I'm originally from.
    Cool beans

    or should I say Wicked!

    lmao
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