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it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
Wait, what? I just keeping finding more and more things about America which make no sense…
Can you think of any other contexts where “sas” comes out as “saw”?
Both Kansas and Arkansas share the same root. Kansas is more specifically named after the Kansa Tribe where Arkansas is named after a Quapaw or a Sioux word (all three tribes were closely related when it came to linguistics). However, Arkansas has a bigger French population and the silent ‘S’ is a French pronunciation. For a long time it was pronounced both Arkansas and Arkansaw depending on how you heard it growing up until they passed legislature officially making it a silent ‘S’.
So, like a lot of oddities in English it comes from there being multiple parent languages that don’t agree with each other ever.
Ohh, a silent S rather than an inexplicably “wuh” S. That makes more sense. Thanks!