Let me ask you this, how do you pronounce “Carondelet”? Silent T? Not so silent T? This street name, among many others, throws people for a loop when they’re visiting the Big Easy. This is pretty understandable considering there are few streets that are actually pronounced as they’re spelled and just when you think you’ve got it down, you’ll find one that breaks every NOLA pronunciation rule you’ve learned. Whether it comes from the Spanish or French, the words marking our streets may require sounding out or just asking a local, but even that can get a bit confusing. How so? Just watch this clip with some suggestions from local celebrities on how they pronounce a few of our landmark streets and you’ll see what I mean! To learn more about how to talk like a New Orleans local, check out our NOLA Speak series!
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