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Re: city names



>Havre, MT (pronounced have er)
>Buena Vista, CO (pronounced boona vista)

In Virginia, our town is pronounced

        B'YOUna vista (just over two syllables)

except by the natives, who pronounce it

        be YOUna vista (three syllables)

The next big town to the west of Charlottesville is

        Staunton

pronounced

        STANT'n (first syllable rhymes with ANT)



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