[Ads-l] Skagit

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 24 12:31:36 EDT 2016


There could be soon. Check this morning's CNN feeds.

I listened several times, since I ignorantly expected "Skagg-it."

Cf. the common local pronunciation of "Maryville," Tenn., as "Mare-vull."

A three-syllable pronunciation (usually as "Mare-uh-vull") is also heard,
and it's sometimes hard to tell which has been said.

JL

On Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I’ve been a Skagit County resident for almost three years and have heard
> only the Wikipedia pronunciation. Is there a video available of the officer
> saying that?
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
>
> > On 24 Sep 2016, at 04:41, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Wikipedia advises that Skagit Co., Washington, is pronounced "ska-jit."
> > /'skae JIt/.
> >
> > But a local police official on CNN clearly says /skaeCt/ - one syllable.
> >
> > JL
>
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