Los Angeles with hard g

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 24 00:01:18 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.

Ditto "Nevada"


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