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Texas Pronunciation Guide

Texas’ rich cultural diversity is reflected nowhere better than in the names of places. Standard pronunciation is used in many cases, but purely colloquial pronunciation often is used, too.

In the late 1940s, George Mitchel Stokes, a graduate student at Baylor University, developed a list of pronunciations of 2,300 place names across the state. Stokes earned his doctorate and served as director of the speech division in the communications studies department at Baylor University. He retired in 1983.

In the linked list based on Stokes' longer list, pronunciation is by respelling and diacritical marking.

For the alphabetical LIST, click here.

 

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