accent or mispronounciation? (was RE:[thechat]Chile'stennisfighting for the medals)

Joel D Canfield joel at
Tue Aug 24 08:56:03 CDT 2004

> >Yup. I used to live close to Kuykendahl Road. (Locally pronounced
> >'Kirk-n-doll' although I still haven't figgered out where that 'r' 
> >comes from.) And the city of Humble, Texas has a silent 'H'.

Very Uriah Heep . . . though I've heard some Texans pronounce the
adjective that way

> Hey, I recently worked with a teacher named Kuykendall, and he would 
> anwser the phone: "Kirk-n-dahl speaking "... I never understood where 
> that r came from either.

I'm thinking 'uy' in Dutch mebbe similar to the 'oe' in Deutsch, thus
exuding an 'r-like' sound.

Or, maybe they all want to be pirates, where 'r' is a word unto itself


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