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Re: pronunciation of Ouray

Wade Hall
July 24, 2001 05:55PM
Many people say it's YOU-ray. That's wrong. The proper pronunciation is Ooo-ray. Chief Ouray spoke Te-wa and Spanish. The Spanish phonetic spelling of his name was Uré, which would translate to Ooo-ray into English if done phonetically correctly. Of course, it got bastardized into YOU-ray by unknowing Anglos.
By the way, my wife's great-grandfather knew the Chief personally and the Chief pronounced his name, "Ooo-ray." There you go.
Also, if you live in Northern Colorado you're likely to call a Colorado resident a Coloradoan (the Fort Collins newspaper is "The Coloradoan"). Southern Colorado residents know this is balderdash and call themselves "Coloradans." After all, Mexico residents are not "Mexicoans," now are they?
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eric bracher July 23, 2001 10:13PM

Re: pronounciation

mikado July 23, 2001 10:33PM

Dull-ce *NM*

Mike Trent July 24, 2001 05:49AM

Re: pronounciation Ouray & Salida

Duane Richardson July 24, 2001 09:42AM

Re: pronounciation Ouray & Salida

Herb Kelsey July 24, 2001 10:50AM

Re: pronounciation Ouray & Salida

Crayuft July 24, 2001 10:54AM

If Dulce is "DOOL - say" as Crayuft says...

Sarducci July 25, 2001 02:34PM

Hey Pod:

^^ak thu Waldcayut July 26, 2001 07:26AM

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Fred T July 26, 2001 09:02AM

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Oil Czar(Jerry Huck SVRy) July 29, 2001 09:37PM

Re: pronounciation Ouray & Salida

Glenn Butcher July 24, 2001 11:01AM

Re: pronunciation of Ouray

Wade Hall July 24, 2001 05:55PM

Spiritual Leader

Sam March July 24, 2001 06:26PM


Bob Yarger July 24, 2001 09:45PM

Here in the West the stupid elitists do the same! *NM*

Herb Kelsey July 24, 2001 11:07PM

What They've Always Been to Me

Mike Trent July 25, 2001 05:45AM

Re: What They've Always Been to Me

Herb Kelsey July 25, 2001 08:38AM

Ouch! *NM*

Mike Trent July 25, 2001 10:53AM


Gene Wilder July 25, 2001 01:02PM

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