Langkawi

Oct 23rd, 2005, 07:47 AM
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Langkawi

Anyone know how to pronounce this?
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Oct 23rd, 2005, 08:14 AM
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Depends where you are from and your own accent, roughly speaking though:

'Lang' as in 'sang or 'pang'

'ka' an in 'car'

'wi' an in 'we'

lang-car-we

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Oct 23rd, 2005, 05:54 PM
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James-I beg to differ. It's pronounced Lang...COW....ee, here in the Hunter.
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Oct 23rd, 2005, 05:58 PM
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Lyndie, do you live in the Hunter Valley?
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Oct 23rd, 2005, 06:56 PM
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why would you take diction lessons from criminals...
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Oct 23rd, 2005, 07:12 PM
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I've always pronounced it Lang-COW-ee, too. However, Thais pronounce it Lang-car-we, it's been a while since I've been in Malaysia so I can't remember how they say it.
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Oct 23rd, 2005, 09:11 PM
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Moooooo! Yes laurieco, I live in the Hunter Valley. Cow territory, grape territory, the darnest nicest part of NSW, imho. Moving back to Central Coast soon though. It's tooo quiet with all that mooing & bird chirping.

And Bob, not all of us are descended from criminals. Some of us were free settlers. Others of us were Welsh landed gentry. So there!
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Oct 24th, 2005, 03:17 AM
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The Hunter Valley is lovely. I've stayed there a couple of times. Where are you moving to? I haven't been to Australia in a few years. Eric and I keep saying we have to go back. Perhaps next time we'll look for a place in Tazmania. We always say we want to retire there. Talk about quiet!!
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Oct 24th, 2005, 04:05 AM
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A in the malay language is like A in spanish eg casa.

so langkawi is pronounced as lung-car-we.
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Oct 25th, 2005, 03:24 PM
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howdy hornbill. Tks for the clarification. I'll be sure to practice my pronunciation when I'm there next month.

laurieco-not sure of new home but will keep you posted. Home is just where we hang our hats. The world is our home! Planning a move to Sri Lanka or India for our permanent retirement!

Tassie is glorious but too cold for us.
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