Ever Wonder How To Say ‘Ayuh’ While Breathing In? This Mainer Shows Us How
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Linguistically, it’s fascinating. There are only a few dialects on the entire planet that use “implosion,” or breathing in while speaking, to pronounce a word. Maine is home to one of them!
The guy in this video above shows us both the proper Maine pronunciation of the word “Auyh,” and how to say the word using implosion. He describes it as something you might hear when “certain people” from a “certain generation” gather for a “bean suppah” and talk to each other about the food.