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Street Wise: How Do You Pronounce M-E-L-P-O-M-E-N-E?

How do New Orleanians pronounce the street name Melpomene?
Jesse Hardman
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WWNO
MelpoMEEN? Melph?

The Listening Post has teamed up with Nola.com | The Times-Picayune to produce a segment called Street Wise. First, we head out to the hardest-to-pronounce streets in New Orleans, then we hit up a linguist for a little background. 

So, how do you pronounce Melpomene?

Where daMelph at?

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