How do you pronounce coyote?
kahy-oh-tee
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How do you pronounce coyote?
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#1
Raze is simply curious!

I usually say it like "kai-yoh-tee / kahy-oh-tee" but also use the shortened "yote" sometimes, and I pronounce "coywolf" as it looks, "coy-wolf." My stepfather says "kai-yote / kahy-oht" instead, and I always thought it sounded funny before thinking about it and wondering which is actually more common. xD

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#2
I am Mexican so my pronunciation for coyote is pretty different:

koh-llo-teh
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#3
I use both :/ sometimes I use kah-yote and other times i use kah-yo-tee. It's weird xD but I guess it's because I didn't grow up hearing one or the other (since I wasn't born in the states and apparently that's when everyone woulda talked about them >>). I also use 'yotes a lot too xD
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#4
Coy - oh - tee . . . ._. Hmm..
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#5
koy-o-tee, and then when ending things with 'yote' it's yo-t :P
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Mine almost sounds like cay-otee
or kai-otee
idk...my voice has an accent of sorts, most things sound weird with me ._.
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#7
Coy-yo-tee

I didn't know there were other ways to pronounce it? *shrug*
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Kai-yoh-tee, that's how everyone says it in upstate NY. They have really big coyotes, since they are crossbred with wolves and all. ;P (But I guess I do say coy-wolf and not kai-wolf, so it might not make perfect sense.)
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DAMMIT RAZE NOW I'M ACTUALLY THINKING ABOUT IT I CAN'T SAY IT CONSISTENTLY!! >:|

Annoyance and constantly changing voice aside, i'd say I say it Kai-Oh-Tee normally, though I pronounce coywolf like it's spelled, Kai-Wolf just sounds weird.
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I honestly don't thing I've ever had to say the word out loud before, seeing as I live in Australia, and coyotes would be a very uncommon topic of discussion - They aren't even in zoos or anything here, so far as I know.

But if I were to say it out loud (and I just did), I would say 'kahy-oh-tee'. Mainly because of the Loony Tunes character.

However, when I read it, I read 'kahy-oht', seeing as when typing I frequently shorten it to 'yote.

:I Weird.
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When I lived in Michigan, I said kai-oh-tee. That was how everyone said it, if we talked about them at all.

Now that I live in Wyoming, I pronounce it Kai-oat.

IDK my accent is weird and all, especially out here. I say hole hoe-wul, cold is coe-wuld, and dog almost always comes out dowg. james said its because I'm almost canandian, I say its because there were too many accents around me growing up. (After all, sneakers are tennies, things are wonky, I use pop or soda indiscriminately, and ya'll better quit laughin' at me. Ask Shannon, she knows!)
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Kai-oot-ee

But since I'm from texas-- we'll I take that back my momma taught me to say it like

Kai-oat
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I tend to say it both ways, it really depends on my mood and depends om my character, or really its just the circumstance. Like, I will go to some one and say "I saw a Kai-oot-ee outside today." In another situation, I will say "Look its a Kai-oat". I would pronounce it Kai-oot-ee. but out of personal preference I use Kai-oat more so that Kai-oot-ee but in truth I use them both. (I say Kai-oot-ee around others to sound more "intelligent". Lol.)
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They're both right, it just depends on the person and place.
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Ashleigh Wrote:They're both right, it just depends on the person and place.
I know; I put that as a disclaimer. I just wanted to see which was more common for the board!
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I use both depending upon mood or the conversation. I hear people here in Texas call them 'Yotes.
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I say it like...kai-OH-tee....voted :D
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#18
I say it like coy-oht-uh

I say words oddly.
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#19
Kai - oat

Cos I'm weird and have watched far too many bad westerns
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when feeling...
normal: ki-o-te
hostile: kah-yot
playful: ko-yo-teh
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