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Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"

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avatar Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 05:04PM
Hi All:

One of the drawbacks of hiking solo and keeping to myself on the trail is that when I come across new names while looking at maps, books, etc, I come up with a way to pronounce that word in my head, but don't know if I'm right. So, how do you pronounce "Chilnualna" (as in Chilnualna Falls)?

I feel silly when I do bring it up in conversation and I find out I've gotten it all wrong.

This is a nice little falls, by the way, for those who haven't been there.

Jon
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 05:05PM
For that matter how do you pronounce El Portal?
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 05:32PM
My understanding is the it's pronounced el porTAL
the other is chill new ALL na.

I've been wrong before but only once.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 05:39PM
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mrcondron
My understanding is the it's pronounced el porTAL

I've heard it both ways.
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 05:41PM
Must be an ESL thing.



Old Dude
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November 05, 2009 06:26PM
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mrcondron
chill new ALL na.

Thanks Mike,

Jon
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 06:30PM
You're welcome.

Don't ask how Tuolumne got to be Two ALL o me Or how Favre got to be pronounced Farve.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 06:32PM
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mrcondron
Don't ask how Tuolumne got to be Two ALL o me Or how Favre got to be pronounced Farve.

How do you pronounce Table Lake?
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 06:34PM
Easy, Lac de Tableau



Old Dude
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November 05, 2009 06:36PM
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mrcondron
Easy, Lac de Tableau

Lac?
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 06:39PM
Mike is swearing again!Head roll
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 06:40PM
Oui!



Old Dude
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 06:42PM
He's doing it again. This profanity must cease.thumbs down
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 07:07PM
How about "Kaiaiauwa"?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 05, 2009 07:46PM
It's from one of the Miwok dialects that is no longer spoken therefore the word can never be uttered and anybody that tells you different id making stuff up..



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/05/2009 07:51PM by mrcondron.
Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 07, 2009 06:20PM
I once had a jolly time in La Jolla.
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November 08, 2009 09:40PM
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wagga
I once had a jolly time in La Jolla.


Knew a British Postdoc who told us that he took his family on a weekend holiday in Valleyho.
(Vallejo)

P.S. Not certain if foxes were involved.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/08/2009 09:41PM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 09, 2009 07:16AM
What a perfectly useless T'red
avatar Re: Proper pronunciation of "Chilnualna"
November 09, 2009 08:50AM
Now that I think about I find most things that require a sense of wit, fun, whimsy, etc. are in fact useless to some people.



Old Dude
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