[Speech note] Pronouncing Oregon

Scot LaFaive scotlafaive at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 5 03:08:51 UTC 2007

I just heard a local (Madison, WI) newsanchor "correct" herself right after
she pronounced "Oregon" as [or.e.gin] (rhyming with "pin"). Right after
pronouncing it as such, she immediately said [or.e.gan] (rhyming with
(I don't have the correct phonetic symbols, but I think you get the point).


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