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Based upon my poor understanding of history, science, and ethics...
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I thought it was just a referendum, but it was a binding vote.

The northernmost city in the US will officially change its name from Barrow to Utqiagvik on Dec. 1.

Before placing any bets I strongly recommend practicing how to say it: oot — kay-ahg — vik

This is just a guess, but I'd suppose the accent would be on the first and third syllables. Having never heard the word that is how I would pronounce it in my fake Eskimo accent. YouTube may be your friend in this instance.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/rural-alaska/2016/10/29/barr...


Edit: I see a sound file there where they do say the word.
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Billy McBoatface
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Sure, I'm cool with that, although I probably can't pronounce it or remember it. It passed by a vote, let the people name it what they want. And it looks like it's not Utqiagvik, it's got an accent on the g, so it's Utqiaġvik.
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John Breckenridge
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They could probably get some money for their old signs from 30 Days of Night fans.
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Robert Wesley
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Re: You might just win a bar bet with this or that even
It'll always "B" to 'moi' as: "Throatwarbler Mangrove"
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Bryan Thunkd
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wmshub wrote:
I probably can't pronounce it or remember it
Me either. But I'll just call it "the place to find potatoes".
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howl hollow howl
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Utqiagvik-ooga-ooga
Utqiagvik-ooga-ooga
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Justin Case
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And for the true blue Dave Barry fans, it will be known as

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Utqiagvik (pronounced "Woon")






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Re: You might just win a bar bet with this NOT against "Wookiee"
In badly FAUX Wookiee even:

"RAWR!"

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