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The Pronounciation Of Newfoundland


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Pronounciation of Newfoundland?  

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  1. 1. New-Found-Land or New-Fin-Land?

    • New-Found-Land
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    • New-Fin-Land?
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Guest noob616

:angry: i'm sick of everyone calling it New-Found-Land! do they listen to them (Newfoundlanders) when they call themselves New-Fin-Landers?

i'm not from Newfoundland (im from Nova Scotia) but it still bugs me anyway.

post your thoughts.

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Guest noob616
I've always pronounced it New-fund-land, but I can understand the Newfoundlanders getting angry at the literal pronounciation.

yeah i know. thats how i say it too. i just spelled it wrong.

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Guest HabsfanfromtheROCK

Its New-Found-Land !

Its just that when we say it, we say it fast, so it ends up being, New-Fund-land or New-Find-Land(which really makes me mad).

Theres my thoughts.

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Guest HabsfanfromtheROCK
It's New-Fin-Land, and not the country Finland (I'm talking to you Larry King!), It's Noo-Fin(or Fun)-Land. There you go.

lol, i dont pronounce it that way at all..

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Guest Alex-Habsfan23
That's the Townie way...your probobly from the bay no?

Friggin' townies...:P

JOKING!

I pronounce it New-Fin-Land. Not the way Larry King pronounces it, hah!

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The way is see it:

The province is supposed to be "New found land" right, agreeable so far?

The province is NOT "New Finland" right, can we agree?

(It isn't like Nova Scotia, which is New Scotland)

So i call it New-Found-Land, but all together so it doesn't sound like im saying three different words

Anyone agree with me?

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Guest lecavalierrocks

Controversial Topic ;):)

Ive always pronounced it New-fun-land

looking at the word right now, it looks weird, but when I pronounce it it sounds normal to me :)

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Guest 1970 Habs

Why not just call it "The Rock" me boys (and gals). :lol:

Lived in Gander in the mid 90s and loved the people. Took a while getting use to the women calling me "Lover" though.

In all the places I have lived in Canada (and I have lived in almost every province) I would say Newfoundlander's are the friendliest and warmest people in this big country of ours.

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Guest 1970 Habs
Controversial Topic ;):)

Ive always pronounced it New-fun-land

looking at the word right now, it looks weird, but when I pronounce it it sounds normal to me :)

So have I actually.

Now that I look at it I like the word "Fun" in the phrase.

Fun people, fun place.

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Guest HabsfanfromtheROCK
Why not just call it "The Rock" me boys (and gals). :lol:

Lived in Gander in the mid 90s and loved the people. Took a while getting use to the women calling me "Lover" though.

In all the places I have lived in Canada (and I have lived in almost every province) I would say Newfoundlander's are the friendliest and warmest people in this big country of ours.

Your so kind, there are also a bunch of skeets too :)

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Guest 1970 Habs
Your so kind, there are also a bunch of skeets too :)

Only speaking the truth.

I went out with a girl from St. John's back in 1984 when I was going to university in Victoria BC.

Her name was Norah and she was a Master's student who went back to the Rock that summer.

She taught me how to make a Boston Cream Pie (which I still remember how to do to this day) and about the Complexity of Love.

I have very fond memories of her, especially her smile. :)

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Guest J.Outlaw
The way is see it:

The province is supposed to be "New found land" right, agreeable so far?

The province is NOT "New Finland" right, can we agree?

(It isn't like Nova Scotia, which is New Scotland)

So i call it New-Found-Land, but all together so it doesn't sound like im saying three different words

Anyone agree with me?

uh huh

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Guest GoHabsGo_CanucksAreChoking
How does everyone pronounce Quebec?

Qua-Bec?

Ke-Bec?

Ke-Bec.

Que is pronounced ke in French.

So it's only natural. :lol:

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