How do you pronounce it?

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tribdog
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Tanzania. according to the documentary I'm watching it is pronounced: Tan-ZANY-uh. I thought it was more Tan-zah-NEE-uh.
 

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Cyrus
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Tan-za-nee-yah.

Of course, the correct answer is how they say it. Not you, me, or the announcer.
 
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tribdog
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Tan-za-nee-yah.

Of course, the correct answer is how they say it. Not you, me, or the announcer.

Who cares how they pronounce it. they are a third world country. What counts is how I pronounce it. do they even know what the interweb is?

Edit: Just kidding, don't ban me.
 
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Proton Soup
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tar-ZAN-ee-uh
 
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binzing
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tan-ZAN ee uh

I bet the person pronouncing it that was is German or of german descent in Africa.
 
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Jimmy Snyder
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It's pronounced tan za ni a.
 
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D H
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Pronounce something wrong and all kinds of havoc may result. To wit,
Ron: Wingardium LeviosAA!
Hermione: Stop! Stop! Stop! You're going to take someone's eye out! Besides, you're saying it wrong. It's LeviOsa, not LevioSA.
Ron: You do it then if you're so clever. Go on, go on.
Hermione: Wingardium Leviosa!
 
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cristo
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tan-ZAN ee uh

I bet the person pronouncing it that was is German or of german descent in Africa.

... or just American.
 
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Andre
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Of course, the correct answer is how they say it. Not you, me, or the announcer.
How do the bushpeople pronounce 'Botswana'?

Something like this...?

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Jang Jin Hong
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because my mother language can not
pronounce "z". the "z" is changed to "j"
and syllables are definitely divided.

tanzania
tan-ja-ni-a
탄-자-니-아
탄자니아

syllable is one to one correspondece to one character.
 

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