For example, Delhi, California is pronounced [dɛlhaɪ], not [deli] like the city in India.
Milan, Michigan (and according to Wikipedia, in a lot of other states) is pronounced [ˈmaɪlən], not [miˈlan] like the one in Italy.
Are there any more cities you know of that follow the same naming pattern, i.e. spelled the same as a more famous city but not pronounced the same (homographs?)
EDIT: Kinda forgot about this part... If you have any idea WHY the city is pronounced differently, it'd like to know that too, whether it be:
- named after a different person
- due to a historical misunderstanding
- ignorance on the part of the locals
- (American) English pronunciation being forced into non-AmEnglish orthography
- simply a coincidence?