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How is “Staten” in “Staten Island” pronounced?

January 31, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Geography

Staten, the name of an island in New York Bay, is often incorrectly pronounced with the a long as in state. It is correctly pronounced statt-en. The a is short as in static. This pronunciation is a holdover from the old Dutch name of the island. When Europeans first explored New York Bay, Staten Island …

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