posted on Jun, 9 2008 @ 02:40 AM
I have posted this here as it seems the most likely place for the subject. My apologies if it is in the wrong forum.
I would like to know how adding two letters to the front of a name changes how it is pronounced. My reason for asking is such:
The US State of KANSAS is pronounced, as it is spelt, not hard to work out, but then there is this US State name, ARKANSAS, which has the letters AR
attached to the front of KANSAS, but is then pronounced AR-KAN-SAW.
Very unusual, maybe some one who is living in one or other of these States could explain it to me. I have asked around locally but no one has been
able to give me a straight answer.