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Pronunciations

Shop at AmazonHere’s how we pronounce some of the Unusual Local Words you might not see in other parts of the country.  This page was originally created for our production team (the nice voices you hear on our commercials) who we have stationed in various studios across North America.  But we have found tons of links to this page from other pages on the net.  We realize we have a large audience who aren’t from the local area.  We’re glad you find the page useful.
  • Appalachian = app+uh+LATCH+un
  • Aquone (community outside Andrews) = A+kwone (long O)
  • Bass (fishing) = rhymes with glass
  • Bass (deep tone in music/voice) = rhymes with vase
  • Been = Like the name “Ben” = Rhymes with Ten
  • Chatuge = Shuh+TOOG
  • Cherohayla (Skyway) = chair+uh+HAY+luh
  • Cherokee = CHAIR+uh+key
  • Choestoe = choy+stoy
  • Conaheeta = con+uh+HEAT+uh
  • Dahlonega (town in northern Georgia) = Duh+LONNA+guh
  • Dekalb = duh+CAB
  • Douthit = dow+thit
  • Electronic = E+leck+TRON+ick (Long E at first)
  • Ellijay = L+uh+jay
  • Ennis (last name) = Rhymes with Tennis
  • Fontana = fon+TAN+uh
  • Heirline = airline
  • Hiawassee = High+uh+WASS+e
  • Hiwassee = High+WASS+e
  • Hogsed = HOG+zid
  • Junaluska (community near Andrews) = june+uh+LUS+kuh
  • Kiutuestua (road in Blairsville) = cow+GISS+key
  • Konehete = con+uh+HEAT+uh
  • Lead (as in metallic element) = rhymes with red
  • Lead (as in being pulled by the hand) = rhymes with need
  • Lebanon = LEB+uh+non
  • Macedonia = mass+uh+DOAN+e+uh
  • Mobile (as in phone) = MO+bull
  • Mobile (as in Alabama) = mo+BILL
  • Moriah (as in Mt. Moriah) = Muh+RYE+uh (like Mariah Carey)
  • Nantahala = nan+tuh+HAY+luh
  • Ocoee = Oh+coy (hard C)
  • Oconaluftee (indian village, river) + O+con+uh+LUFF+tee
  • Ogreeta = o+GREE+tuh
  • Pisgah = piz+guh
  • Poke (a bag) = rhymes with joke
  • Processor = PRA+cess+er (short O)
  • Produce (as in cabbage, tomatoes) = PRO+duce (long O)
  • Produce (as in to produce a commercial) = pruh+DUCE (short O)
  • Project (I’m working on a project) = PRA+ject (short O)
  • Project (To project your voice) = pro+JECT (long O)
  • Shilo = SHY+low
  • Suit (a community outside Murphy) = soot
  • Suite (as in living room/bedroom suite) = soot (rhymes with root)
  • Suite (as in office space Suite 101) = sweet
  • Tallulah = tuh+LU+luh
  • Tomotla = tuh+MOT+luh
  • Tusquitee = Tuss+QUITTY
  • Unaka = you+NAKE+uh
  • Wayah = WYE+yuh (other locals say “warrior”) Wayah means “Wolf” in Cherokee
  • Zion = rhymes with lion

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