Los Angeles with hard g
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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