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How many syllables... #177359
06/13/08 01:59 AM
06/13/08 01:59 AM
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Jackie Offline OP
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...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?

Re: How many syllables... [Re: Jackie] #177360
06/13/08 02:05 AM
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Kia ora Jackie,
I've always heard it as nuh-mus-teh. But you'd best be waiting on an expert opnion.

Re: How many syllables... [Re: Jackie] #177361
06/13/08 02:06 AM
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Re: How many syllables... [Re: twosleepy] #177362
06/13/08 02:14 AM
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Wow, thanks for the quick responses, you-all! Mercy--esp. from two's link, it sounds like this is far from a simple word.

Re: How many syllables... [Re: Jackie] #177488
06/16/08 08:44 PM
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That description is how to pronounce it in Hindi.
In English, [namaste] or [nʌmʌste] should do it.


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