You're welcome. I'm sorry that I can't do more with phonetic symbols. :wink:Originally Posted by Francois
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).Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
New Orleans is another good example.Originally Posted by RonBee
paw and rah sound the same, don't they? :?Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
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)Originally Posted by Francois
Mike,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)
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. :)
Not in my neck of the woods. Paw rhymes with caw or maw or saw, and rah rhymes with ah or la or fah.Originally Posted by Casiopea