How do you pronounce pajamas? When it comes to the pronunciation of the word “pajamas,” the red zone (the South and East Coast) pronounce it like “father.” The rest of the country, though, says the second vowel of the word as “jam.”
How do the British pronounce pajamas?
Which is correct Pyjamas or pajamas?
Generally, ‘pajamas‘ is the preferred spelling in American English, whereas ‘pyjamas‘ is the more common spelling used in English through out the rest of the world.
How do Northerners say pajamas?
Pajamas. Pajamas is another term with a West/Midwest and an East distinction. In the West and Midwest, it’s pronounced a short middle “a” (like jam), whereas in the East it’s pronounced with a long middle “a” (like father). You say “pajama,” I say “pajahma.”
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