Mudcat Café message #3385423 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #47476   Message #3385423
Posted By: Ebbie
02-Aug-12 - 11:12 PM
Thread Name: Favorite Town names
Subject: RE: Favorite Town names
"So how do you pronounce Unalaska? Is it YOOnalaska? Un-Alaska(rhyming with bun? OOnalaska? Or some other way?: 31 May 06 - 02:39 AM

I haven't yet been there but in Juneau they say that it is pronounced UNalaska (as in bun). I would prefer it to be OONalaska.

One town in Norton Sound got its name from an error: a cartographer poring over a map scribbled Name? beside an untitled collection of homes. Someone else, they say, misread it and it became Nome.