‘Roof’ as ‘ruff’ is rare although I don’t doubt that there are some who say it. Mostly the distinction is between the two different ‘double-o’ pronunciations, the ‘long oo’ in ‘food’ or the ‘short oo’ in ‘book’. Northern US accents tend toward the long foodish one, Southern accents tend toward the bookish one.
How do New Yorkers Say roof?
Based on 29 votes, Central New Yorkers say roof (like “proof”).
How do you pronounce roof Reddit?
I occasionally say “roof” as /ɹʊf/ (same vowel as “foot”), but usually it’s /ɹuf/. “Root” is always /ɹʊt/.
How do you say pecan in Canada?
The correct pronunciation is “pe-CAHN.” I know, I’m just as shocked as you are, but it’s true. The good news is, it doesn’t make this nut any less delicious.
How do you say radiator in New York?
Is this true? A: No, the pronunciation of “radiator” as RAH-dee-ay-ter (rhymes with “gladiator”) is not unique to Queens. It’s not very common, though. Stewart (an ex-New Yorker) is familiar with it, while Pat (an ex-Iowan) can’t remember ever hearing it.
How do New Yorkers say pajamas?
Pajamas: “puh-JAH-mus” or “puh-JAM-as”? (Subtle, I realize, but crucial for the Upstate New York bedtime hour.)
What accent pronounces room as rum?
Pronunciation of “room” with a short vowel is, contrary to previous replies, a feature of some southern English and Welsh speech, though it still makes a minimal pair with “rum”. In fact, it’s a characteristic of RP and similar accents.
Do Scottish people pronounce their Ts?
The glottal stop is not used for every “t” sound in a Scottish accent. If you have a “t” at the beginning of a word you would still pronounce the “t”. For example, “that” would sound like “tha”. And at the end of the word, you would constrict your throat to stop the airflow.