Date: Thu, 24 Feb 1994 02:03:20 -0500 From: Robert Kelly 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 pron. Dell-high Greene County: Athens local pron. /eythenz/, gradually displaced by digraph in first syll. New York County: New York monosyllable in ordinary utterance, r-less. r