Pronouncing Wisconsin

Scot LaFaive spiderrmonkey at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 21 17:58:03 UTC 2006

I guess I should have made clear that I'm referring to how people pronounce


>From: Scot LaFaive <spiderrmonkey at HOTMAIL.COM>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: Pronouncing Wisconsin
>Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 11:37:19 -0600
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>Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Poster:       Scot LaFaive <spiderrmonkey at HOTMAIL.COM>
>Subject:      Pronouncing Wisconsin
>I've noticed lately that many commercials played in Wisconsin seem to have
>people clearly pronouncing the /k/ sound in the second syllable, and it
>sounds odd to me. From what I gather from 31 years in Wisconsin, it seems
>that natives generally don't clearly pronounce the /k/; I think we tend to
>voice it as /g/, but I may be wrong in my analysis (my ears don't
>distinguish so well, the lazy fools). Just curious if anyone else has
>noticed this or can confirm or correct me.
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