chumley wrote:So does Jerome rhyme with Salome?
If it is named after a person - yes. Salome Arizona rhymes with Jerome Arizona.
The town in La Paz county was named for a person and does rhyme. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome,_Arizona
"The usual local pronunciation of the town's name is /sə ˡloʊm/."
Salome Jug is not so clear.
If it is named for a long-forgotten prospector - yes.
If it is named after the Biblical reference - not necessarily.
If it is pronounced by Hispanics - no it would be Sah low may. But Jug would have probably been Jack.
If it is pronounced by Anglos learned from Hispanics it actually sounds like Sallie Mae.
Does that help clear it up.
I don't know what http://www.forvo.com/word/salome/
has to do with anything in AZ.
The best source for Arizona Place Names is the Will Croft Barnes book by the University of Arizona Press
Will Croft Barnes (1858-1937) first came to Arizona as a cavalryman and went on to become a rancher, state legislator, and conservationist. From 1905 to 1935, his travels throughout the state, largely on horseback, enabled him to gather the anecdotes and geographical information that came to constitute Arizona Place Names. For this first toponymic encyclopedia of Arizona, Barnes compiled information from published histories, federal and state government documents, and reminiscences of "old timers, Indians, Mexicans, cowboys, sheep-herders, historians, any and everybody who had a story to tell as to the origin and meaning of Arizona names." The result is a book chock full of oddments, humor, and now-forgotten lore, which belongs on the night table as well as in the glove compartment. Barnes' original Arizona Place Names has become a booklover's favorite and is much in demand. The University of Arizona Press is pleased to reissue this classic of Arizoniana, which remains as useful and timeless as it was more than half a century ago. "http://www.amazon.com/Arizona-Place-Nam ... ikearizona
So what does forvo.com say - is it pronounced BART els or Bar TELS.