Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 02:03:20 -0500
From: Robert Kelly kelly[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LEVY.BARD.EDU
Subject: Re: local locality pronunciations
Columbia County: Claverack (old whaling town)
30 years ago pronounced, and still by locals
Klovrik. Spelling pron. beginning to take hold.
Dutchess County: Plateau (old telephone exchange)
homophone of Plato.
Delaware County: Delhi
Greene County: Athens
local pron. /eythenz/, gradually displaced by digraph
in first syll.
New York County: New York
monosyllable in ordinary utterance, r-less.