Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 16:57:29 -0500
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From: "Gerstle, John" <yzg9@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: Louisville
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"Looa vool", 2 syllables. That's how my family has always pronounced it.
To get it right, you need that Kentucky drawl, which is faster than say
the Alabama drawl. Just like New Orleans, residents know the
out-of-towners, who like to pronounce too many syllables.
Nice town. Seems to have grown much in the past decade or two. Derby Day
(the Kentucky Derby) is a city holiday. And college basketball is huge.
:) Plus, downtown, under the giant baseball bat is the Louisville
Sluggers factory/museum (don't remember, but I still have my mini-bat
when I was a kid. :)) And, to cap it off, Indiana has gambling boats up
the river! :)
John Gerstle, MS
CDC Information Technological Support Contract (CITS)
NCHSTP \DHAP \HICSB \Research, Analysis, and Evaluation Section
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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>> David L Cassell <davidlcassell@MSN.COM> wrote:
>> > When I was a kid, we used to ask "How do you pronounce the capital
>> > Kentucky? Louis-ville or louee-ville?"
>> I have relatives in Frankfort. It's a pretty down, but sleepy. A
>> reminiscent of Sacramento, and even of Jackson, Mississississippi.
>> Oops, I got carried way there.
>> But even if Louisville were the capital, the name would have two
>> - forming real vowels is way too much work.
>> I understand that it's pretty much an outpost of the north now, so I
>> don't know the current local pronunciation.