Talk:Kancamagus Highway

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Pronunciation[edit]

I questioned a group of rangers at a Kank Forest-Service facility. One said the N "in" "KancamaNgus" came "from the south", surely meaning "flatlanders" mostly from the rest of the northeast (and probably even southern NH), but Another responded about remembering it from "before 1959" (when no one but locals, and historians, i guess, knew the name). I'm confident that current usage is verifiable, but while looking for the documentation, could we keep an eye out for the history of the pronunciation? Might this be in the Dictionary of American Regional English?
--Jerzyt 16:00, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

I read the proper pronunciation from the AMC Guide many years ago. I will say, however, that the correct pronunciation goes unnoticed by those who say KancamaNgus or KancamaNKus. I would also appreciate any documentation that would lend credence to these mispronunciations. JJ 19:34, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Hello, I would like to reopen this discussion about spelling AND pronunciation. I grew up in New Hampshire not far from the road, and all the locals I knew (this was in the '70s, '80s) say --Mangus (mayngus). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.198.6.110 (talk) 00:42, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Contradiction on page[edit]

Even aside from where the mysterious N comes from (compare Pago Pago and sherbet), how about resolving whether the correct pronunciation is "mahgus" or "mawgus" because the page has both. Matchups 15:10, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

As far as I know, it's "mawgus," and I'm going to edit the article as such. Others can pipe in on this page. JJ 16:29, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I had only looked at this page, and not the NHR112, where the merge discussion took place. I was just clearing out the merging backlog - this merge has an entry in the Wikipedia:Proposed mergers, under September 2006. Someone must have forgotten to remove it after the discussion was completed. Thanks for pointing it out. Happy editing! - xC - | 17:14, 2 March 2007 (UTC)