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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
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    You're welcome. I'm sorry that I can't do more with phonetic symbols. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Where's the stress?
    Are there several ways to pronounce it? What are they (in ASCII phonetic alphabet) ?

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    I was born and raised in Chicago.

    There are only two main pronunciations, and most of the people who live there use only the first.

    chi CA go The main stress is on the second syllable.

    1. shi (as in ship) + caw (rhymes with paw) + go (just like the verb go)
    2. shi (as in ship) + cah (rymes with rah) + go (just like the verb go)
    Interesting. I am from St. Louis, and I have always pronounced it (and heard it pronounced) the second way. I guess natives and non-natives usually pronounce it differently (a little like Saint LouIS and Saint LouIE, I suppose).

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Where's the stress?
    Are there several ways to pronounce it? What are they (in ASCII phonetic alphabet) ?

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    I was born and raised in Chicago.

    There are only two main pronunciations, and most of the people who live there use only the first.

    chi CA go The main stress is on the second syllable.

    1. shi (as in ship) + caw (rhymes with paw) + go (just like the verb go)
    2. shi (as in ship) + cah (rymes with rah) + go (just like the verb go)
    Interesting. I am from St. Louis, and I have always pronounced it (and heard it pronounced) the second way. I guess natives and non-natives usually pronounce it differently (a little like Saint LouIS and Saint LouIE, I suppose).

    :)
    New Orleans is another good example.
    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Where's the stress?
    Are there several ways to pronounce it? What are they (in ASCII phonetic alphabet) ?

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    I was born and raised in Chicago.

    There are only two main pronunciations, and most of the people who live there use only the first.

    chi CA go The main stress is on the second syllable.

    1. shi (as in ship) + caw (rhymes with paw) + go (just like the verb go)
    2. shi (as in ship) + cah (rymes with rah) + go (just like the verb go)
    paw and rah sound the same, don't they? :?

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    I can look up 'paw' but I'm not sure how 'rah' is pronounced.
    In the meantime I've found that: There's a .wav file to listen.
    Is it the way you would pronounce it, Mike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    I can look up 'paw' but I'm not sure how 'rah' is pronounced.
    In the meantime I've found that: There's a .wav file to listen.
    Is it the way you would pronounce it, Mike?

    FRC
    For me, paw, as in a pet's paw, is pronounced like, saw and rah, a cheer, is also pronounced like, saw. Hmm. Hopefully Mike will enlighten us. :D I love learning new things, don't you? 8)

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    MikeNewYork wrote,
    I was born and raised in Chicago.

    There are only two main pronunciations, and most of the people who live there use only the first.

    chi CA go The main stress is on the second syllable.

    1. shi (as in ship) + caw (rhymes with paw) + go (just like the verb go)
    2. shi (as in ship) + cah (rymes with rah) + go (just like the verb go)
    Mike,

    I was wondering why you sign your name Mike NewYork and appear have moved to the Big apple if you were born and raised in Chicago, wasn't it your kind of town. Funny about the two different pronounciations, and I thought that NY was the town that was so good they named it twice. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Where's the stress?
    Are there several ways to pronounce it? What are they (in ASCII phonetic alphabet) ?

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    I was born and raised in Chicago.

    There are only two main pronunciations, and most of the people who live there use only the first.

    chi CA go The main stress is on the second syllable.

    1. shi (as in ship) + caw (rhymes with paw) + go (just like the verb go)
    2. shi (as in ship) + cah (rymes with rah) + go (just like the verb go)
    Interesting. I am from St. Louis, and I have always pronounced it (and heard it pronounced) the second way. I guess natives and non-natives usually pronounce it differently (a little like Saint LouIS and Saint LouIE, I suppose).

    :)
    Yes, many other midwesterners use the second pronunciation. I don't know why that is. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    paw and rah sound the same, don't they? :?
    Not in my neck of the woods. Paw rhymes with caw or maw or saw, and rah rhymes with ah or la or fah.

    :)

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