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Terminal City[edit]

Does this term really refer to Vancouver? In ictu oculi (talk) 07:47, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes, it's a long held nickname - see the name of the roller derby league. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.167.213.73 (talk) 18:49, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

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Only passing reference to real estate prices[edit]

Vancouver is in the grips of an accelerating real estate speculative bubble[1]. When factoring in average wages, it is the third least affordable city in the world[2]. This should be added to the article IMHO.

[1] Yes, there’s a housing bubble. No, Ottawa has no clue what to do [2] Vancouver ranks third most unaffordable housing market in study, worse than New York and London

Topher67 (talk) 02:32, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

look at a map yourself & check sources[edit]

Vancouver is not on the border. I live south of Vancouver & still in BC. Also Edmondton & Calgary have more people according to linked article List of the 100 largest municipalities in Canada by population.--JimWae (talk) 00:09, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Pronunciation of "Vancouver"[edit]

I have corrected the pronunciation so that it now shows /vænˈkuːvər/ as the only pronunciation of this city's name. This is consistent with the already-included audio file.

The article previously gave two pronunciations, either /væŋˈkuːvər/ or /vænˈkuːvər/ (in that order). To the best of my personal experience living in Canada and interacting with Canadians, only the /n/ pronunciation is normally heard. If anyone can find a reliable source to cite here, that would obviously be desirable, but unfortunately such sources are not widely available for pronunciation issues like this.

Note that these two pronunciations are easy to distinguish: the /æŋk/ cluster in North American English routinely incorporates a y-glide — /æʲŋk/ — that is not present when a Canadian says /vænˈkuːvər/, and the sequence /æn.k/ (which doesn't have the y-glide) normally occurs only at a morpheme boundary — e.g., in a Dutch name starting with "van" (and the city's namesake, George Vancouver, was indeed of Dutch ancestry). — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 03:04, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Did you look through the talk page history before your bold edit? I recommend you review Talk:Vancouver/Archive 9#Pronunciation. Hwy43 (talk) 03:08, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
"the /æŋk/ cluster in North American English routinely incorporates a y-glide — /æʲŋk/ — that is not present when a Canadian says /vænˈkuːvər/" — perhaps not present among the general Canadian populace, but I assure you that Vancouverites very frequently pronounce it /æʲŋk/ with the glide (I have been living here since birth). At the very least, I believe this local pronunciation merits a side mention. EDIT: A recording of the local pronunciation can be found on Wiktionary. And although not a definitive source, you can listen to our mayor pronounce Vancouver here and here (slow down the videos to half speed). 50.67.28.250 (talk) 22:27, 26 August 2016 (UTC)

I reverted my earlier change just now. FWIW, I tried to find a pronunciation in an encyclopedia or dictionary published in Canada, but I was unsuccessful (the reference works at my nearby university library didn't show a pronunciation for this word). I'll continue looking. If anyone has access to works such as the Canadian Oxford Dictionary or the Gage Canadian Dictionary and can report here on what (if anything) they say about the pronunciation of Vancouver, this might be useful as a RS to add to the article, though at this point I would not propose to change the text to list only one pronunciation on this basis alone. — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 02:36, 29 August 2016 (UTC)