Simple poll...how do you pronounce Gondola

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How do you pronounce gondola

  1. Gon-DOLE-ah

    46 vote(s)
    23.2%
  2. Gonda-la

    152 vote(s)
    76.8%
  1. DSLRuser

    DSLRuser Age is a state of mind

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    I have always been a Gonda-la person
     
  2. Marionnette

    Marionnette Children see magic because they look for it

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    Neither pronunciation.

    I pronounce it GONE-dough-la
     
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  4. CynBeth

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    Me too!
     
  5. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    Wait, I think I voted wrong.

    I say Gondo-la with a long o sound in the middle. Emphasis on Gon, not do. So I guess "GON-dola.

    Not Gonda-la with an a sound in the middle.

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    :)
     
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  6. Huff

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    Might correlate with where someone grew up. East coast, midwest or west coast. I see the same difference in how people pronounce the word 'OFTEN'. Silent T or not?
     
  7. Disneylover99

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    Not
     
  8. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    I say the T in often. :)
     
  9. mcurran

    mcurran Off to neverland!

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    Gahn duh la
     
  10. PCFriar80

    PCFriar80 BCV/CT

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    Duh!
     
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  11. Huff

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    My Grandparents from Iowa did too. I grew up in California and nobody I knew did. Silent in AZ for the most part as well.
     
  12. Haley R

    Haley R With all the strength of a raging fire

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    We live in Iowa and I always say the t in often. I didn’t know it was a thing not to lol

    I say gon-duh-luh
     
  13. Huff

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    It seems simple English varies across the country. I learned for instance that in Boston if a word doesn't have an R in it then you must add it, such as Sofer instead of Sofa. If a word has an R in it then you remove it such as Cah instead of Car.

    Of course I'm in the minority here in how to pronounce Gone-Dole-La
     
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  14. AngiTN

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    I guess that's how I say it too.
     
  15. hakepb

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    I’d pronounce an Itialian water taxi as Gon-dole-a
    But I’d think the Disney Skyway vehicle would be Gond-a-la
    :confused3
     
  16. BK2014

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    I pronounce it "cable car".
     
  17. lampshadehead

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    I offen say gondulla;)
     
  18. Dave006

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    It can and does vary if it is said before or after drinking adult beverages.

    Dave
     
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  19. Sue M

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    Boy I had to think about that one. I never thought about how I pronounce it.
     
  20. P'colaBeachBum

    P'colaBeachBum Go 'Noles!

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    My computer pronounced it Gon-doh-la. Long O. Me too.
     
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  21. Farro

    Farro It's a pasta! It's a grain! What?

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    me three.
     

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