Los Angeles with hard g

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Sep 23 21:56:30 UTC 1999

At 09:41 AM 9/23/99 -0400, you wrote:
>My grandmother (born 1904 in Wagoner, OK--moved to L.A. as a little girl)
>pronouced Los Angeles with a hard G.
I used to hear this pronunciation too.  I suspect it was used by people who
thought they were using the "authentic" Spanish form, not realizing the /g/
should be /h/.  Some also tried hard to say [los] and [ang at lis].  Cf.
"Colorado" pronounced with /a/ rather than /ae/, usually by Easterners.

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