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As schools begin to reopen, a very important poll question.... :)

How do you pronounce "crayons"?


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Josie

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I love listening to how other people pronounce things. I was laughed at in college for how I say "pajamas" and people in the deep south say the /oi/ sound oddly.

In honor of school starting, how do you say "crayons"?
 

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I love listening to how other people pronounce things. I was laughed at in college for how I say "pajamas" and people in the deep south say the /oi/ sound oddly.

In honor of school starting, how do you say "crayons"?

kraa-ins matured to cra-yons; thinkin' maybe, I can get 3 syllables from that word with a little effort.
fun day to you.
 

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I love listening to how other people pronounce things. I was laughed at in college for how I say "pajamas" and people in the deep south say the /oi/ sound oddly.

In honor of school starting, how do you say "crayons"?

Cra-yins
 

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I love listening to how other people pronounce things. I was laughed at in college for how I say "pajamas" and people in the deep south say the /oi/ sound oddly.

In honor of school starting, how do you say "crayons"?

How did you pronounce pajamas?

Should be pa- jam-us, right?
 

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How did you pronounce pajamas?

Should be pa- jam-us, right?

Yes, /jam/ as the second syllable. Apparently almost every region in the US says "puh-JAW-mahs".
 

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Yes, /jam/ as the second syllable. Apparently almost every region in the US says "puh-JAW-mahs".

You and I are correct.

Recently I was teasing a Canadian neighbor about some of their pronunciations.

And I brought up their pronunciation of sorry. She then asked me where was the "a". I was stumped.

Just comparing our sorry and sordid. The first syllables are pronounced completely differently.
 

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You and I are correct.

Recently I was teasing a Canadian neighbor about some of their pronunciations.

And I brought up their pronunciation of sorry. She then asked me where was the "a". I was stumped.

Just comparing our sorry and sordid. The first syllables are pronounced completely differently.
Easiest way to spot a Canuck is have them say, "roof"!
 

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You and I are correct.

Recently I was teasing a Canadian neighbor about some of their pronunciations.

And I brought up their pronunciation of sorry. She then asked me where was the "a". I was stumped.

Just comparing our sorry and sordid. The first syllables are pronounced completely differently.

Canadians say "pasta" and "bag" funny to me too.
 

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Easiest way to spot a Canuck is have them say, "roof"!

I'm not sure I've heard a Canadian say that word. How do they pronounce it?
 

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I'm not sure I've heard a Canadian say that word. How do they pronounce it?
'O' like a long 'u', and almost in two syllables.

'Rue - oof'!
 

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'O' like a long 'u', and almost in two syllables.

'Rue - oof'!

I’m having a hard time trying to figure out what that sounds like. I wonder if there is a Canadian Fiddler on the Roof I can watch.
 

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I’m having a hard time trying to figure out what that sounds like. I wonder if there is a Canadian Fiddler on the Roof I can watch.
It's what happens when you're loyal to the Crown, but are North American! :2razz:

Imagine this below, but a bit more bi-syllabic sounding with a strong "long 'u'" thing going-on (to my ears):


 

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Theres actually a 5th pronunciation, because there are 2 different ways people say your "cray-on" option ^above. They pronounce the o in "on" either hard or soft. So its either like "cray-ahn" or "cray-On". I say it more like "cray-ahn".
 

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Theres actually a 5th pronunciation, because there are 2 different ways people say your "cray-on" option ^above. They pronounce the o in "on" either hard or soft. So its either like "cray-ahn" or "cray-On". I say it more like "cray-ahn".

Hard or soft o? You mean short or long?

Short o - off
Long o - open
 

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It's what happens when you're loyal to the Crown, but are North American! :2razz:

Imagine this below, but a bit more bi-syllabic sounding with a strong "long 'u'" thing going-on (to my ears):



That girl mustve been having a bad day, or just finished a major argument with someone, because she doesnt look too psyched to be pronouncing words on video just then!
 

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That girl mustve been having a bad day, or just finished a major argument with someone, because she doesnt look too psyched to be pronouncing words on video just then!
It's a British thing! :2razz:
 
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