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Ask 2: Why is Kuykendahl pronounced ‘kEr ken-dAHl?'

A sign indicated Kuykendahl Road in Houston in this undated file image.
A sign indicated Kuykendahl Road in Houston in this undated file image. (KPRC/File)

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Question: Why is Kuykendahl pronounced “kEr ken-dAHl?”

Answer: Kuykendahl Road was named after settlers who emigrated from Germany in the 1800s, according to Houston History Magazine.

When “Kuykendahl” is translated from German to English, the u and y produce an -er sound. The last two syllables of the word are pronounced how it is spelled.

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