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    This may be a dumb question, but how do you pronounce this river? Is it pronounced Coleen (like a Coho Salmon), or Coleen (like a Collie)? Every time I say it I say it differently and I'm not sure if I'm saying it right.

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    coho salmon

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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Hey thanks Taiga. Although I think that is a different spelling than the actual river. I think the river is spelled with 1 L instead of 2. Not sure if that makes a difference. And I have heard that name pronounced two different ways so I was wondering what the correct pronunciation of this specific river was. Have you heard people refer to this river with that pronunciation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhack Jack View Post
    Have you heard people refer to this river with that pronunciation, or is that just your best guess?Have you heard people refer to this river with that pronunciation?
    That's the way I pronounce it, and the way I've always heard it.
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    KO lean is how the locals say it.
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    I met Heimo Korth a few years ago and he also pronounced it KO Lean.

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    Easy tip-- She is the next river east of the SHEENJEK flowing south.
    "Co-Leen" Kind of like the old southern song "COLEEN- WHY CAN'R YOU BE TRUE"
    Nice river. Starts freezing the end of Sept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    I met Heimo Korth a few years ago and he also pronounced it KO Lean.

    Read his book and wanted to sell all my personal effects and move to Alaska to carve out a future for myself. But I was unsure where all the school buses were located, so I just stayed home. Amazing story though and a great book. Meeting him was interesting I suspect.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    Read his book and wanted to sell all my personal effects and move to Alaska to carve out a future for myself. But I was unsure where all the school buses were located, so I just stayed home. Amazing story though and a great book. Meeting him was interesting I suspect.


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    It definitely was that.

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