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#177359 - 06/12/08 09:59 PM How many syllables...
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
...are in the word namaste, please? I don't know whether it's nah-mahst, nah-mast, or whether the e is pronounced; if so, is it a, ee, or what?

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#177360 - 06/12/08 10:05 PM Re: How many syllables... [Re: Jackie]
olly Offline
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Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 956
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Kia ora Jackie,
I've always heard it as nuh-mus-teh. But you'd best be waiting on an expert opnion.

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#177361 - 06/12/08 10:06 PM Re: How many syllables... [Re: Jackie]
twosleepy Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 876
Loc: western NY

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#177362 - 06/12/08 10:14 PM Re: How many syllables... [Re: twosleepy]
Jackie Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Wow, thanks for the quick responses, you-all! Mercy--esp. from two's link, it sounds like this is far from a simple word.

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#177488 - 06/16/08 04:44 PM Re: How many syllables... [Re: Jackie]
goofy Offline
member

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 132
That description is how to pronounce it in Hindi.
In English, [namaste] or [nʌmʌste] should do it.

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