Barbara Need nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU
Sun Apr 3 12:51:32 UTC 2005

>>So why say “Nicaragua” as if you were speaking Spanish? Pretentious,
>>if you ask me.
>The sound spelled "g" in Spanish somewhat resembles the sound spelled
>with the same letter in Dutch. Otherwise, the pronunciation of
>Nicaragua in English is only trivially distinct from its pronunciation
>in English. How does an English-speaker pronounce "Nicaragua" in such a
>way as to sound pretentious?

How about the British, [nI-k at -ra-gju-a]?


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