New database helps you pronounce uniquely Michigan words

laraRDBanner1_471715_7Euchre… Tahquamenon… Ypsilanti… if you can pronounce any of those words you’re probably from Michigan. If you can’t, Michigan’s new pronunciation database is here to help.

The database gives pronunciations for anything from cities and towns, to games and foods that originated in Michigan.

We asked some CMU students if they were able to pronounce some Michigan-born words, including; Dequindre, that’s an old railroad in the Detroit area, the city of Wyandotte, Presque Isle – in this case, we’re talking about the county, and the Tittabawassee river.

*Students saying Dequindre, Wyandotte, Tittabawassee, and Presque Isle*

The database gives a written and spoken pronunciation.

It was released earlier this year by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to help narrators around the country.

A link to the database is at LARA’s website