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Ione (I OWN) is a small town in northeastern Washington in
Pend Oreille County (pond-ə-RAY, PAWN-doh-RAY). Send me your limericks via PM.

Edited to show the syllable I meant to stress for the rhyme.

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Is it the first syllable I the stressed one? I'm finding it quite hard to say the word with first syllable stress.
 
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I can't see how the "own" of Ione could not be the stressed syllable?

Anyway for what it is worth I have put one in, but I am hoping to write a better one.


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Boy, am I confused! I know about Ione, Oregon, and Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho, but now you say they're both in Washington??? Well, I won't shed any tears over where Pend Oreille is (That's a pun, but you gotta know French) but the bustling metropolis of Ione? That's different! I'll use the Oregon one. Razz
 
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Pronunciation according to Wikipedia
"Ione /aɪˈoʊn/ is a town in Pend Oreille County, Washington, United States."

Been watching some videos to see how it is really pronounced. It is like someone would say eye own (I own) as tinman said. It doesn't feel like either syllable is stressed more than the other to me.

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It's easy to demonstrate the difference with the phrase "I own"

Think about these two sentences and then say them in an exasperated tone of voice

John doesn't own it, I own it.
I didn't borrow it, I own it.

But pronouncing it the first way on the end of a line with two unstressed syllables before it isn't very easy.
 
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It's easy to demonstrate the difference with the phrase "I own"

Think about these two sentences and then say them in an exasperated tone of voice

John doesn't own it, I own it.
I didn't borrow it, I own it.

But pronouncing it the first way on the end of a line with two unstressed syllables before it isn't very easy.


hmmm. Do they all sound the same to you, Bob?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaRtuqMjhAw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUfhJ5VSliI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lbUDmT4TA8


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The first clip has a distinct first syllable stress.
The second one is hard to judge because her accent is tending to flatten out all the stresses so that every syllable is weighted more or less equally.
The third one stresses the first syllable so heavily that the second syllable has almost disappeared completely.

So - no, they all sound different to me.

I have only listened to the first few seconds of each clip so I don't know if they say it again later.
 
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I included a link with it that gave the pronunciation: Ione. It sounds to me that the stress on the syllables is nearly equal, but slightly greater on the last. Anyway, that's the way I intended it. I'll edit my post to indicate the last syllable is the one to rhyme with.

I've received two from Greg so far.

No, Geoff, Lake Pend Oreille is in northern Idaho. The Pend Oreille River begins at Lake Pend Oreille, flows through Pend Oreille County, flows into British Columbia, Canada (where it is spelled Pend-d'Oreille River) where it joins the Columbia River.

I don't understand your pun. Wikipedia says
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It is named after the Pend d'Oreilles tribe, whose name is French for "earring" (literally "hangs from ear"), which refers to the large shell earrings that these people wore.

There are four Iones in the U.S., according to Wikipedia.
 
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Oh, now I understand, I think. Hangs from ear, sheds a tear.
 
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Sent you some, tinman!


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I got them, Sattva. I now have 6. Who'll make it 7?
 
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me? lol


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I'll send you one, Tinman. To my ear, your link stresses the "own," so that's what I'll do.
 
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Mine's in, and I'm off for Va-Cay for a week.

(Why do I have this vague feeling you'll do just fine without my dulcet keystrokes...)
 
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Got it, hab. Got one from Proof, too.
 
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I was sending you another one yesterday when I lost internet access. I just got it back and a limerick is waiting in your message box. I'm done!


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I was sending you another one yesterday when I lost internet access. I just got it back and a limerick is waiting in your message box. I'm done!

Got it.
 
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I'm still trying to something together that works. No luck yet.
 
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Well, let me give you a hint.

He hadn't the luck
In old Skoocumchuck

Oops! Wrong town.
 
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I've received 10 limericks so far. Any one else?
 
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I'm trying to write one, but if you can't wait, so be it.
 
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sent one yesterday
 
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Got it. Bob.
 
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I'll dream one up tonight & send it tomorrow if you can wait 'til the 23rd...
 
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Well, I suppose I can wait. Actually I was planning on waiting a few more days, probably posting the limericks on Monday. I have to give Geoff time to put his thinking cap on. So far I've got 12.
 
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I've now got 13 limericks, 5 of them by 1 person! As far as I know, there's no limit on the number you can submit.
 
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I plan to post the limericks Monday, the 29th somewhere around 6 p.m. Pacific time, the poll probably the next day. I find I have to read through them several times. I'll give you about a week to vote, then I'll post the results.

So, if you're inclined to write one, there's still time. One person wrote a limerick about an annual event in Ione. During "Down River Days" at the end of July there are several events, including the Butter Stomp Wakeboard Competition (1:28 video) and the Snowmobile Water Cross Competition (4:10 video). I should have mentioned them when I first started the game, but I didn't know about them then.
 
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I've received another limerick, for a total of 14. There's still time for more. Get them in before Monday at 6 p.m. I'll probably throw in a couple of my own.
 
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That's 6 p.m. my time (Pacific daylight time). I don't know what it is your time.
 
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