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Emily33 October 13th, 2013 8:47pm

How do you pronounce the second vowel in "pajamas"?

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Arya8
10/13/13 3:49 pm

I say it like jaw, my husband says it like jam, my daughter goes back and forth. I do say Jammies or even jam-jams (lol) to my kiddo most of the time and my husband makes fun of me and says, "why not say it jawwwwmies or jawwwm jawwwms?"

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/13/13 3:05 pm

I don't often wear clothes to bed, but when I do, it's peeyawmuhz.

GeneralDevin MN
10/13/13 2:24 pm

In the south in a small region if there is rain when it's sunny out they call it "the devil is beating his wife." Some states call it sun showers but most don't have a specific name for it.

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 2:26 pm

I've heard both of those names :) very cool facts though!

GeneralDevin MN
10/13/13 2:26 pm

Google map of pronunciations then click on businessinsider. It had 22 maps of USA that show how states differ in annunciating words.

Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 2:27 pm

I know :) this was inspired by the guy who did those. He's from NCSU

EarlyBird Portland
10/13/13 3:41 pm

General - you have nice teeth! :-)

Arya8
10/13/13 3:47 pm

That's what I always heard growing up.

GeneralDevin MN
10/13/13 7:35 pm

Thx it goes well with my smile :-)

gonzoboy Arizona
10/13/13 2:19 pm

a as in "jaw". Pajamas are my most favorite clothes, ever! They're the perfect apparel for when I go to my favorite places, like bed or Walmart.

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 2:26 pm

They are just so comfy! :)

gonzoboy Arizona
10/13/13 2:28 pm

Yes, and match up spiffily with my Uggs! :D

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/13/13 2:12 pm

Depends on the day. I say it both ways

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 2:28 pm

I kind of do too. I'd had to really think about which one was more natural to me

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/13/13 3:43 pm

I switch it almost every time I say it. I blame the fact that I have lived in to many parts of the country with vastly different accents

EarlyBird Portland
10/13/13 2:09 pm

Change your h to another m and you've got it!

DavesNotHere where am I
10/13/13 2:35 pm

How about jammies

Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 2:07 pm

I'm waiting for someone to say "I just call them pjs".... :)

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EarlyBird Portland
10/13/13 2:08 pm

I almost did! Lol

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
10/13/13 1:56 pm

The NYer paw-jaw-maas

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 2:06 pm

Oh wait no, I take that back,I say it like phi-jah-ma's

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
10/13/13 2:07 pm

Pih-jah-ma's and none of that D-J pronunciation, I says just the "j" alone not pihDjahmas

Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 1:49 pm

I spent a long time trying to figure out how to phrase that... Hopefully that makes sense... :)

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Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 1:52 pm

(I also spent a long time trying to figure out how I say it...)

EarlyBird Portland
10/13/13 2:07 pm

Fun question!

Emily33 North Carolina
10/13/13 2:09 pm

Thanks EB :)