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Popo Agie - I do not know the correct way to write the pronouncation. My
understanding is the "A" is silent, the "g" is soft or similar to a "zh" and
the "ie" is something closer to "ia."
po - po - zha or po - po - gia with the third syllable slightly accented.
I have heard Weminuche pronounced both ways. I do not know which is
May all have a good holiday season.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ginny & Jim Owen <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2001 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [cdt-l] pronounciations...
> When we were on the trail we found that a lot of the ways we were
> pronouncing names were wrong. Some changes were easy - Duboyz instead of
> Dubwa for Dubois, some we never were quite sure of, like Tagatee instead
> toegwatee (I think) some we never did manage to remember(like the proper
> pronounciation of the Popo Agie Wilderness which is something like Poj -
> maybe. The area was pretty anyway.) We always pronounced Weminuche as
> spelled, though we also heard it without the e at the end. Funniest were
> some of the odd mispronounciations we heard for Leadore - like Leeaddr or
> Lee a door instead of figuring out that it was a mining town that mined
> ore, hence the name.
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