Tell You Ride
In a sentence... I can tell you ride from your excellent biking skills!
;) It sounds a bit more like "tell your ride" to me, as in...hmmm....Tell your ride you need to leave in 5 minutes.
And while we're at it, Ouray is Your-A' or Your-ray, not ooo-ray or hour-ray. More like maybe..."The grade on your report card is your A....
And Ridgway is not Ridgeway. It was named for Denver- Rio Grande railroad superintendent Robert M. Ridgway, who founded the town in 1891.
Anyone else want to play town name trivia?
sure . . .
Montrose can be Mont Rose or Mon Trose.
The town got its name from Joseph Selig who suggested the name Montrose after a favorite character in Sir Walter Scott’s novel, The Legend of Montrose.
Holy cow! I've been spelling Ridgway wrong for years!!
With my southern accent, it's Tell Ya Ride. ;-)
Well, endosunshine, now that you mention it, I guess I say it that way, too, lol!
As for Salida, I most often hear it pronounced with a long "I" (rhymes with eye). Of course the proper Spanish pronunciation would be with the ee and, if I remember my Spanish lessons correctly, the d would be pronounced softer, more like "th" However, many Colorado place names are "corrupted" or Anglicized versions of Spanish, Ute, or French words. Railroad officials named many of them. Here's an interesting website: usends.com/Explore/…Mispronounced
And then there's Buena Vista, which by all rights should be "Bway-na." But evidently when the town founders were naming the town, Alsina Dearheimer suggested the name Buena Vista, but with the first syllable pronounced the same as the English word "beautiful" because of the beautiful view.
Here's another great website which attempts to explain some of the terms often used in Colorado, like Western Slope, foothills, Front Range, and "the mountains."
Our TV stations regularly get new weather guys and they totally destroy the names of towns on the Western Slope so don't feel bad if you mess up, at least you aren't being heard by a whole passle of people who are either groaning or laughing. Nucla is new-cla but newbies sometimes pronounce it nuck-la. Naturita throws them for a total loss (nat-ur-ee-ta). Even Fruita can be too much (just Fruit-a) sometimes it comes out all mangled. But then Montrose and Pueblo are pronounced uniquely by locals. (Pee-eb-lo.) In Denver the street Acoma is pronounced quite differently than the tribe in New Mexico pronounces their name but if you say it the way they do nobody in Denver would know what you are talking about. The funniest mispronunciation I ever heard was Saguache (sa-watch). The person wanted directions to Sagawuchie. By the way, I always heard Telluride as tell you ride also.
Yep, it's just gun-a-sun, accent on the first syllable, then the middle syllable is the...mmm, what's it called...my grammar fails me...the schwa sound kinda like "uh," the short a sound.