dizwar
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dizwar asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 2 months ago

If I say COduh-VWAH, is that pronunciation close enough for "Cote d'Ivoire", and is nee-ZHAIRE correct for "Niger"?

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  • leabee
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Coat - the 'e' on the end makes you pronounce the t strongly. The same is true for the 'e' on the end of ivoire - it makes you pronounce the r more. If it was 'voir', it would be closer to 'vwah', but with the e, you really have to say the 'r' sound. So it's more like 'VwARE'.

    Looks like Niger is about right

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I'm not from there, and place pronunciations are based on local residents. You are not far off, but can do better.

    Côte d'Ivoire is from French.

    Coat dee vwar  (ar like are) is closest English

    or Kote Dee Vwahr  

    Niger has a pronunciation issue.

    Nigeria is Nie gee ree uh

    So English for Niger becomes Nie jur but its wrong because back to locals again.

    Nigeria was founded by English colonists.

    Niger was founded by French colonists.

    Correct is nee jair 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUFWc3T23Pc

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    pair, bare, bear, care, dare, fair, fare, hair, hare, lair, mare, pair, pear, rare, stare, all rhyme in English.

    Soft g like a j  

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