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What is the proper pronunciation of the word “Mackinac”?

Posted on October 12th, 2016

The French pronounced it “aw” but spelled it “ac”. The British heard it pronounced “aw” so they spelled it that way. Whichever way you see it spelled, it is always pronounced “aw”.

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