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    Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    What is the deal with the way various people pronounce "Louisville"? All throughout the Men's tourney they said it like they had a mouth full of marbles - LULLVULL. In the Women's it has been "Leweyville". I know the "s" is silent, but What gives?



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    My dad used to trick me with the question of "How do you pronounce the capital of Kentucky? Luhhlllville, Lou-ee-ville, Lewis-ville, Lou-ih-vuhl?"

    And the correct answer....Frankfort. I still manage to get some people with it.



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    My dad used to trick me with the question of "How do you pronounce the capital of Kentucky? Luhhlllville, Lou-ee-ville, Lewis-ville, Lou-ih-vuhl?"

    And the correct answer....Frankfort. I still manage to get some people with it.
    haha that's great. That's like "how many of each animal did moses take on the ark?"

    gets people like, 80% of the time...



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Quote Originally Posted by SLCyclone View Post
    What is the deal with the way various people pronounce "Louisville"? All throughout the Men's tourney they said it like they had a mouth full of marbles - LULLVULL. In the Women's it has been "Leweyville". I know the "s" is silent, but What gives?
    to the natives the marble version is correct, but maybe take out the U's. Something like LLLVLL. I always said imagine your mouth is so full of potatoes that you couldn't even get it closed and then had to say Louisville.



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Everyyard is correct. Every time I've been there or talked with people from there, Llllvll is how it's pronounced.



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Quote Originally Posted by SLCyclone View Post
    What is the deal with the way various people pronounce "Louisville"? All throughout the Men's tourney they said it like they had a mouth full of marbles - LULLVULL. In the Women's it has been "Leweyville". I know the "s" is silent, but What gives?
    this is hilarious! I've noticed this too...


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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    My fiances brother went to University of Louisville and he gets all hot and bothered every time I say it like any other Iowan would say it like he was for about 20 years before he moved there. Apparently moving there for 2 years worth of school makes him the language police. It doesn't help that he was a d bag before he moved there.



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallruss64 View Post
    My fiances brother went to University of Louisville and he gets all hot and bothered every time I say it like any other Iowan would say it like he was for about 20 years before he moved there. Apparently moving there for 2 years worth of school makes him the language police. It doesn't help that he was a d bag before he moved there.
    Bingo! +1 on that


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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    I have a friend from near there, he says to say it without opening your mouth or moving your tongue, and it comes out sort of like "Lew' uh vuhl"



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Quote Originally Posted by 83Clone View Post
    I have a friend from near there, he says to say it without opening your mouth or moving your tongue, and it comes out sort of like "Lew' uh vuhl"
    then I would say he enunciates very well for a LLLVLL native.



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Corrrect Pronunciation is Lou-vul.

    From my sis who lives there



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Well, what do you all feel about "Dez MoinEZ?"

    It's Loovll. Get it straight.

    Lived there, loved the land, hated the people. They THINK they're southerners, even though they're farther north than half of Illinois and Indiana.


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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Im gonna sound like a nerd but its named after one of the king louis IVIXVIVIXVIVIXV's so how ever you say that you get Louisville



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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Well, what do you all feel about "Dez MoinEZ?"

    It's Loovll. Get it straight.

    Lived there, loved the land, hated the people. They THINK they're southerners, even though they're farther north than half of Illinois and Indiana.
    I used to have a professor that pronounced it "Day Moyne". God that annoyed the hell out of me..


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    Re: Pronunciation of Louisiville?

    I live about 45 minutes from Louisville and they correct me all the time.

    I am from Iowa and I saw LOUEYVILLE. But it is actually pronounced... LouAville....



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