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Pronunciation Potholes Part Two

Posted May 3, 2006

Thanks for the feedback. We have some more commonly mispronounced North Carolina names. Accented syllable in CAPS

Concord: KON-KORD
Conetoe: kuh-NEE-tuh
Tyrrell: TAIR-uhl
Corolla: ka-RAH-la
Chalybeate Springs: ka-LIB-e-ut
Stovall: STOE-vuhl
Fuquay-Varina: FEW-kway vuh-REE-nah
Chowan: CHOE-WAHN
Rodanthe: roe-DAN-the
Bodie Islandd: BOD-ee (like body)
Harnett: HAR-net
Chocowinity: chock-uh-WIN-uh-tee
Cabarrus: ka-BAIR-us
Perquimans: purr-KWIH-muns
Iredell: EYE-ur-dell
Moncure: mahn-KURE
Lucama: loo-KAH-ma
Pocomoke: POE-ka-moke
Severn: SEV-ren
Advance: AD-vance
Duplin: DOO-plin
Kerr Lake: KAR (sounds like tar)
Castalia: kas-TALE-ya
Saxapahaw: SAX-pa-haw (locals drop second syllable)
Beautancus: boe-TANK-us
Kittrell: KIT-trull
Leicester: LESS-tur
Topsail: TOP-suhl
Hiddenite: HID-nite (locals drop second syllable)
Chicamacomico: CHICK-uh-ma-KOM-uh-koe
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