"New Orleans," pronunciation thereof

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jul 2 14:24:36 UTC 2009

At 7/1/2009 10:08 PM, Mark Mandel wrote:
>"new or-LEENZ" is also my pronunciation. The "r" will be there by
>default for rhotic speakers like me (NYC area) and absent for
>non-rhotics (including N.O.), so that difference is automatic here.

Mine too, also NYC.  But I've been told it's "wrong", that (in
addition to N'OR-leans) it should be new OR-leans.   The last of
which I'm pretty sure I've heard, e.g. from news readers.  And just
now, here, from Andrea Morrow, who I notice does not include new or-LEENZ.


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