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You Say Koo-tun-ee, I Say Koo-tun-ay … Let’s Get Along

SRegional Editor Scott Maben, an Oregon transplant: Kootenai is pronounced KOO-tun-ee or KOO-tun-ay (as in hay), according to the Idaho Press Club pronounciation guide. But I've often heard it pronounced KOOT-NEE -- two syllables. Is the latter just my lazy ear, or has the pronounciation been streamlined over time?

Question: Can anyone in Huck Nation help Scott out?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.