Friday, February 1, 2013

quicko: vietnam

Pronounced Viet-naam here instead of Viet-nahm.  Sigh.  There's also a slight something about "Samoa," but I can't quite work out what it is.  It sounds slightly funny, but possibly more correct ... which is more than I can say for "Vietnaam."

1 comment:

Garry with 2 Rs said...

I think most Australians would say /Sa MO uh/. But I've noticed Samoans will say something closer to /SAH mo uh/

They probably know how to say the name of their own country better than we do.