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10,276 hits 3.3 (4 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by Briony

How do you say Albany?


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12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 10:12:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I hope All-bany is right, otherwise I'd feel dumb.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 10:34:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
all-banny
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 10:55:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
idk
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 10:56:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
They both sound ritght, but...wow.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 11:54:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
All-ba-ny.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 3:09:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
All-buh-nee
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 3:55:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ale-bane-yuh
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 7:01:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
All-bah-nee. My dad's from there, and says 'Awlbany". He taught me a little factoid about upstate NY accents- they pronounce 'merry', 'marry' and 'Mary' all diffrentlly.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 9:13:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends on how the locals say it
I know two places named Albany, and both are pronounced differently
I tend to go with All-bany
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 10:06:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/27/10 - 7:01:57 PM Absynth wrote:
[...] upstate NY accents-they pronounce 'merry', 'marry' and 'Mary' all diffrentlly.

Unless I'm very mistaken, I don't think that this is true. Then again, I've only lived in the Finger Lakes, the Southern Tier and the North Country.

Also, the definition of "Upstate NY" varies upon location in the state.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 10:07:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/27/10 - 7:01:57 PM Absynth wrote:
All-bah-nee. My dad's from there, and says 'Awlbany". He taught me a little factoid about upstate NY accents- they pronounce 'merry', 'marry' and 'Mary' all diffrentlly.

I'm not seeing the difference between "all-bany" and "awl-bany."
My grandpa was from Brooklyn, and one of his sons is named Barry. Everyone here pronounced it like "berry." My grandpa used to get pissed about that and say "it's not BERRY it's BAAAH-RY."
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 10:55:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
I say Al-bany
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 11:25:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
All-bunny
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 11:26:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 5/27/10 - 7:01:57 PM Absynth wrote:
All-bah-nee. My dad's from there, and says 'Awlbany". He taught me a little factoid about upstate NY accents- they pronounce 'merry', 'marry' and 'Mary' all diffrentlly.


Uhhhh, we don't
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 5/27/10 - 11:52:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ahl-buh-nee. Close to "Awl" but not quite.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 5/28/10 - 1:05:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
@HardRocks: I think that Absynth's father has the NYC view of "Upstate." That is, everything south-east of Ulster County and north of The City.

Assuming the accent is from that region, people would say all and awl as "oll" or possibly "owe-will" (if taken as one syllable).

This would be the same dialect that switches the pronunciations of 'earl' and 'oil.'
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 5/28/10 - 1:26:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Al-bany. I have never heard it pronounced differently.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Friday 5/28/10 - 5:09:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Al-bany.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 5/29/10 - 11:21:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
al-bun-ee
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 7/15/10 - 8:07:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/29/10 - 11:21:30 PM SuperSmartie wrote:
al-bun-ee

12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 7/16/10 - 8:14:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
How do you pronounce Corinth?
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/17/11 - 1:44:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
all-banny
11 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/17/11 - 1:49:53 PM EST (GMT-5)

all-buh-nee

It's also the name of a city just north of here and this is how most people say it.
9 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 1/29/13 - 7:40:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
All-bunny.



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