The problem is everyone’s pronouncing the brand name wrong: LaCroix is pronounced “la-croy” not “la kwah” or “la krah,” like the French might say it. The company even explains on its website that the name is pronounced “la-croy,” and helpfully mentions that it “rhymes with enjoy.”
In 1952, Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron assembled a panel to come up with the city’s own official pronunciation of its name. … They agreed to the anglicized version “Loss ANN-ju-less.” Even so, some early 1950s Los Angeles travel films still used alternative pronunciations, such as “Loss ANN-geh-less” (hard “G”).
One question I’m frequently asked is “how do you pronounce Aix-en-Provence?” The full name is pronounced ex-on-pro-vonse, but if you want to fit in with the locals straight-away, you can shorten it to just Aix (ex).
The pronunciation of Hilfiger is as written. The ‘-er’ sounds like the ‘-er’ in water if you are in the UK or speak with a Received British accent. If you are in the USA, pronounce the ‘-er’ as you pronounce the ‘-er’ in ‘water’. In standard UK English, the ‘r’ in ‘water’ is silent, in the US it’s pronounced.
So, how do you pronounce Saoirse? Saoirse is pronounced “Sur-sha.” The actress is aware of the difficulty her name creates for people, and she sympathizes with those who fumble over it.
|Pronunciation:||Eye – Luh|
|Meaning:||Moon Halo, oak tree.|
|Additional Information:||Can be pronounced EYE-Luh or A-Luh|
How do you pronounce gyro? … That gyro has two main pronunciations: /YEE-roh/ and /ZHIHR-oh/. The sandwich gyro was borrowed into English from Modern Greek in the 1970s and English speakers have given it an approximation of the Greek pronunciation. The earlier gyro has been fully phonetically anglicized.
In pop culture, it’s one of a few things: The long, slow drawl of the surfer, or how a valley girl ends her sentences, or the slang of East L.A. But c’mon, Californians don’t really have an accent or dialect.
Valspeak or Valley Speak is a social class dialect (or sociolect) said to have originated among materialistic young upper-class white women in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley during the 1970s. … The dialect is characterized by “uptalk” or statements with a rising intonation that end in a way that sound like questions.
Pronunciation. IPA: /pɑ̃.plə.mus/ audio (CA) (file)
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We use both LA and Los Angeles. When we speak to local people in Los Angeles or in Southern California, we often use LA. But when we talk to people not local we use Los Angeles. Both.
California cowboys used the old Spanish vowels (as did Arlo Guthrie in “Coming into Los Angeles”) but Canadian and American immigrants creating the new towns and suburbs leveled ‘los’ and ‘las’ in Spanish derived place names, and shorted the last syllable’s vowel and lengthened its sibilant so that the final syllable …
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