Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg

Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 24 09:12:14 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at>wrote:

> From the sound clip at the site below we hear Mr. ~Kazult (hic - heard in
> context) say the lake name.  He says that the "pronounciation" (hic) is;
> ~Shuggaagugaag-
> mancchaagugaag-
> chubbungaggungumaag.
> There might be a French influence because the "Charg" is pronounced ~Shug
> Perhaps Mr ~Kazult (hic) is an "awe-dropper" because the three "au"
> tradstreengz which I would assume would be pronounced "awe" are instead
> pronounced "ah" or "uh".

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Randy Alexander
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