What is the proper pronounciation of the following:
If anyone could spell it out for me phoenetically that would be great!
#1 bellydancingeva has been a member since 30/9/2006. Posts: 8
Ummm, here's one attempt:
Luang Prabang -- Loo-ang Pra-bang
Vang Vieng? -- Vang (like fang with a v) Vi-eng
Vientiane? - Vee-en-tee-en
Siem Reap? - See-em Ree-up
Valiant attempt? ;-)
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,651
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Thanks. I was kinda looking for how the locals would say it. I guess I shoulda specified that. I read somewhere that Vientiane is pronounced "weng chan". Is that right? What about the others?
#3 bellydancingeva has been a member since 30/9/2006. Posts: 8
Spelling these names phonetically doesn't always work. People will still pronounce them differently. And keep in mind that many places have names that have been bastardized, often by the French, English, Spanish, or whoever happened to have taken up residence and saw fit to change the names of villages, towns and cities, in order to make their pronunciation easier for themselves. Bangkok is a good example of this.
Sorry ... that shouldn't stop me from giving it a shot ...
Luang Prabang - Luu-ahng Pra-bahng
Vang Vieng? - Vahng Vee-ehng
Vientiane? - Vee-ehn - jee-ehn
Siem Reap? - See-em Ree-yep
See what I mean ...
Here's my attempt:
Luang Prabang - Lov-ely to-wn
Vang Vieng? - Too maaa--ny tuuu-rists
Vientiane? - Slow and slee-py
Siem Reap? - tru-ly awe-some
#6 tuy has been a member since 21/1/2004. Posts: 13
#8 bellydancingeva has been a member since 30/9/2006. Posts: 8