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  • blackpepper-

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    Hi...admittedly lazy, as I could probably find this somewhere, but easy for someone in the know to give a phonetic pronunciation guide for a few cities I have listed? Thanks in advance...

    Hoi An
    Lao Cai
    Halong Bay

    Vang Vieng
    Luang Prabang
    Muang Sing
    Muang Long
    Huay Xai


    #1 Posted: 24/11/2009 - 17:49

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  • Rufus

    Joined Travelfish
    22nd April, 2007
    Location Laos
    Posts: 973

    As the Laos English words are transliterally described, they are mostly pronounced as they are written.
    The french added the "s", so it is generally called Lao, though I have even seen some Lao say Laos.
    Huay Xai is pronounced Huay Sai, but with a "harder" upper palate "s".

    #2 Posted: 24/11/2009 - 18:10


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    My Vietname cleaning woman pronounces Hue "Hooay" which almost sounds like "Way"

    #3 Posted: 25/11/2009 - 07:39

  • blackpepper-

    Joined Travelfish
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    Posts: 23

    Thanks...this helps. If someone could answer more on the Vietnam ones it would be great. I don't really want to cross-post on the other Forum...Thanks in advance!

    #4 Posted: 25/11/2009 - 09:30

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