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#111447 - 09/21/03 11:12 AM Re: names pronounced strangely  
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rego park
in Nothern NH there is
Milan -said my LAN, (not mill-an)
Berlin -said BURE lyn
(in both cases, two very clean sylabils, not a single one)

#111448 - 09/21/03 10:31 PM Re: names pronounced strangely  
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Shortly after I arrived in Hawaii, I went to City Hall to ask directions to the Department of Motor Vehicles. I was told it was on "Camphor" Highway. Odd Hawaiian name, I thought. Not odd if you're a local and you know that the DMV is on Kamehameha Four Highway (Kam IV), named after the old King himself.

#111449 - 09/30/03 07:09 PM Re: names pronounced strangely  
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In Virginia, the town of Buena Vista is pronounced (prepare to shudder) Byoona Vista. The town of Onego is pronounced ONE-GO. In NC, the village of Valle Crucis is pronounced Valley Crews.

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