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How do you pronounce Dartmouth?

iwantfoodiwantfood . Posts: 579 Member
edited July 2005 in Dartmouth College
DARTmith? DARTmowth? Dartmoth? Dartmeth?
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Replies to: How do you pronounce Dartmouth?

  • Devil May CryDevil May Cry Registered User Posts: 1,351 Senior Member

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  • HamsterHamster Registered User Posts: 675 Member
    Well I've always heard it pronounced "Dartmuth"
  • iceman1iceman1 Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    It's "Dartmuth."
  • Devil May CryDevil May Cry Registered User Posts: 1,351 Senior Member
    It really makes no difference. Saying it slowly makes the myth sound like muth. I have heard it pronounced both ways, but, then again, you guys would know more than I do.
  • prepster05prepster05 Registered User Posts: 416 Member
    'datmuth' with a long 'a'.
  • bluirinkabluirinka Registered User Posts: 2,056 Senior Member

  • salsera927salsera927 Registered User Posts: 44 Junior Member
    There's almost no vowel between the m and the th.

    So my approximation would be DART-mth.

    the "uh" in "muth" or the "y" in "myth" sort of sound like a schwa sound.

    ...haha after I wrote that I checked Dictionary.com for the pronunciation guide and it IS a schwa. Yay.
  • kb54010kb54010 Registered User Posts: 1,133 Senior Member
    hahahaha....these conversations make me mad I'm not going to Dahhhtmuth...
  • DartmothianDartmothian Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    To make things more difficult, a person who goes to Dartmouth is a "Dartmothian," pronounced dart-MOW-the-un.

    That's along the lines of the names used for residents of some of the English cities that end in -mouth (Plymouth, Exmouth: Plymothian, Exmothian) and generally similar to the transformation given to other schools' names (Harvard, Princeton, Brown: Harvardian, Princetonian, Brunonian).

    Those who go to Yale are usually called Yalies, though they have a latin-based term, Yalensian. (If that rule were followed elsewhere, Dartmothians would be Dartmuthensians...)
  • apfreakapfreak Registered User Posts: 1,098 Senior Member
    REALLY!! :) CRAP...I've been saying " DART MOUTH :0" out loud all along! i THOUGHT THAT SOUNDED ODD
  • iwantfoodiwantfood . Posts: 579 Member
    ya haha i was never stupid enough to pronounce it dartMOUTH in public (jk about being stupid lol)
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