Pronouncing Downtown Raleigh


#21

Just because people here have mispronounced the name for years doesn’t change the fact that the word is more-duh-kye. It’s a Jewish name with only one pronunciation.

Also, I’ve been confused about this one for awhile. Is it RAH-lee or rah-LAY (as in sleigh)?


#22

I suppose that it depends on ones accent, but it’s always been my understanding that sound is “lee” at the end.


#23

The Kerr - carr thing is what drives me nuts… I’ll never give in on that one… although I said the same thing about pronouncing Topsail topsuhl and I just gave in because I was sick of being shunned because of my pronunciations.


#24

Cringe every time I’m on an airplane to Raleigh. The flight attendants never get the name correct. It’s Raw-Lee.

Here’s VisitRaleigh’s video saying Raleigh a lot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIID_InOUdE


#25

I always enjoyed how Pearson St is said, at least when I was growing up. Peer-sun/Pierce-sun.


#26

lol there’s a ton of English words that aren’t pronounced phonetically. That’s like refusing to pronounce island, eye-lend. Get wit da locals, mon!


#27

God I’d hate to learn English as a second language. It must be maddening.


#28

I’ve always thought it’s “RAH-lee,” rhyming with “trolley.”


#29

I guess no one realized I was making a joke. :sleepy:


#30

Just to add, Vidrio is “glass” or “window” in spanish. Not entirely sure how that relates to a restaurant though.


#31

They have a huge wall full of glass artwork. It’s really quite beautiful.


#32

Agreed. Vidrio is lovely inside.


#33

Are you talking about “Person” Street ? Person, like a human being Person?


#34

Right, spelled Person, said Pearson. Thanks for the correction.


#35

99.9% sure its pronounced Person like a people person.
Where have you heard otherwise?