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    Default pronunciation of everything :?

    How does everyone pronounce all the cities and whatnot?! I am guessing that is something we will figure out when we get there... as of now, I definitely would sound like I do not belong.. haha.

    Either way I need things to do to pass the time, as the more I look into NZ the more it makes me realize we need to move! :)

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    Ah yes, I got caught out with pronunciation of place names. A few small pointers....

    Wh... is pronounced 'F....'.
    Ng.... sounds like 'siNG or ruNG'.
    Tauranga is TowroNGa (tow as in TOWel)
    There's something going on with the vowels as well. Kiwis pronounce them differently to the rest of us.

    We had a thread about this a long time ago. I'll try to dig it up if it's still there.

    OK, here's one which offers other links and this which shows you're not alone. While you're at it, perhaps you'd like to swot up on some kiwi terminology.
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    goodness sakes!! looks like i have a lot of reading to do!! haha..

    I would say i would not know 2/3 of those words if i heard them! good thing i have some time to figure these out!

    Thank you!!!!!

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