Post # 1
Fi teases me about they way i say these two words. To be fair, My mom grew up in Staten Island, my dad is from West virgina, and I grew up in can’t help having a hodgepoge of accents!
I say coffee as Caw-fee and Water as Wa-da
how do you say it?
NoteL I edited because i realized i added an extra syllable to my pronucations… oops! this is why i almost failed lingusitics!
Post # 3
Caw-fee and war-ter. I’m from NY.
Post # 4
Cough-ee and uh. .uh. . water lol like caught her
Post # 7
Coff-ee and wa-ter…though when I’m lazy, it comes out as wad-er.
Post # 9
I’m from NJ, lived there from infancy through age 18…but I say ‘coffee’ and ‘water’ and no one picks up on an accent. People always ask me to say those words now that I live in Chicago, fully expecting to laugh at me, and are always sorely disappointed because I don’t have the accent they think I will. Oh well! I’m from central-NJ (Princeton area) and I think most people from my area pronounce it like I do.
ETA: my fiance who grew up 20 min north of me always claims I’m “not really” from NJ because of things like that, and that I also say I’m “going to the beach” instead of “going down the shore”…I actually hadn’t heard that phrase until high school on MTV and thought it was a sexual euphamism.
Post # 10
cough-ee & wat-er LOL (born in CA mostly raised in AZ)
Post # 11
Cah-fee and wah-ter. I do have a slight Chicago accent… but not sure if I phonetically spelled those the way I pronounce them.. hmm
Post # 12
Midwest girl here. I say ‘cough-ee’ and ‘wah-t/der’..it’s a super soft t sound, but it’s there.
Post # 13
South Jersey girl here. Coffee is “cough-ee” I mean I do, but not how to spell it. I say water like “wooder”. A lot of people in Jersey say it differently. Wonder if it’s a near Philly thing or not.
Post # 14
Wah-ter – but in reality that T is a flap, it’s the same sound that us North Americans make when saying butter or ladder (tt or dd)
Cough-ee for coffee
Post # 15
@bearlove: Oh no. It’s definitely shore! 😛