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Thread: Place name pronunciation

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    Default Place name pronunciation

    An entertaining video to help people pronounce place names correctly (and if you're overseas, to get used to hearing kiwi accents )

    Wellington student's 'Toe Paw' video helps out Kiwis who reckon they can't pronounce te reo Maori http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post...e-te-reo-maori

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnWZ7ZqHOTg

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    That...was awesome

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    Depends on what area you come from, as to the pronounciation.

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    opinion piece on pronunciation in the newspaper today: Heather du Plessis-Allan: Give Te Reo a chance to survive http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11850635

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    I agree with the du Plessis-Allan article; mangling language is something we all do a lot and people who think they should should correct you are just annoying. "Actually it's pronounced toe-paw". Well is depends what language you are speaking at the time; if it's English then no, it is not pronounced toe-paw.

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