Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 19:08:19 -0600 From: Charles F Juengling Subject: Re: Willamette Valley and Detroit On Fri, 17 Mar 1995, Leo Horishny wrote: > According to my wife, a native Ory-gunian, it's pronounced Ory-gun, instead of > Ory-gone. They even had bumperstickers to this effect:-) I believe your wife is an or-e-GO-ni-an. At least, that's all I've ever heard or said. Of course, the Valley is the Wi-LA-met and the state is OR-y-g[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n. The only thing more grating to my ears is Dan Rather's goofy pronunciation with AH at the beginning-- AR-y-g[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]n. BTW, I also make a distinction in pronunciation between Detroit, Michigan, which is de-TROIT (no schwa in 1st syllable!) and the little town in Oregon which is a few miles up the pass from my hometown-- DE-troit. Fritz Juengling > > The Wil-LA-met valley was the terminus for the Ory-gun Trail. As opposed to > the Wil-la-MET, or the WIL-la-met. > > leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Rowrbazzle! >