Pronouncing US Place Names
This is my follow up post on how to pronounce US place names. If you missed yesterday’s post, how to pronounce American place names, you may want to start there.
Yesterday I told you that the BBC Guide, How to Pronounce US Place Names contained 2 errors.
Did you figure out what they were?
Here are the answers:
Arkansas should be stressed on the first syllable. That’s the way most Americans say it.
Albuquerque should also be stressed on the first syllable. That’s the way most Americans say it.
There will always be exceptions (this is a big country) but most people will say both of these place names with stress on the first syllable.
Listen to My Pronunciation of Arkansas & Albuquerque
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