This isn’t at all related to development; I’m just curious about the pronunciations of various words encountered in downtown. As I am rarely in downtown personally, I don’t often hear others say the street names or the names of various establishments in the city. That has lead me to wonder how others pronounce things, and whether I am saying them correctly.
Obviously there are some words that don’t need any explanation, but there’s a few in particular that I’d like to get others’ takes on. How do you pronounce these words?
Stronachs (alley behind Lincoln Theatre)
These are just a few I thought of — if there’s other names any of you were wondering about, please feel free to bring them up.
Oh no, English is my native language. I have a pretty decent idea of how many of these words sound, but this is more to confirm my suspicions than to actually learn something new. Hargett in particular was really bothering me, because I wasn’t sure whether the G was hard or soft, and on which syllable the emphasis was placed.
Well I have lived in Wake County 31 years and downtown Raleigh or ITB for 26 so I am glad offer an sage info you might need. Also get off my lawn! Just kidding, I mostly hate grass unless I am on a soccer pitch.
The Morde-Key / Morde-Khi thing, I think, is probably the most debated. I’m on team Key and most people think I’m saying it wrong. I have yet to find someone to prove it either way so I just go with this one as it’s the one I seemed to gravitate too.
From what I understand, the “key” pronunciation arose from trying to make the name sound less Jewish. Given the time period in which that name because established, that’s a really easy to story to believe.