Posted on April 26, 2014
Letters, letters, letters!! We couldn’t go past this for the photo challenge this week: containing 37 letters in its Maori name is the village in Rotorua, New Zealand.
We won’t even attempt to pronounce it 🙂
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That’s quite a mouthful! Merci, too, for visiting my blog.
Certainly is a mouthful 🙂
That reminds me of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, a village in Wales a couple of hours from where Rich grew up. It’s often called Llanfair PG for short. (And Rich can actually say it!)
Rich can actually say it?? Now that is more impressive than the village name itself!
It took a while to get there. He built up to it syllable by syllable!
We are in awe right now! How does one even pronounce this syllable: “pwllgw”?
The ‘w’ sort of sounds like ‘oo’, but the double l is something uniquely Welsh. It’s kind of done on the sides of the tongue, with it pressed against the roof of your mouth… not very helpful, huh?!
Maybe we got to hear it before we can completely understand it 🙂
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You won this challenge, hands down!
Hehehe – thanks!! What do we win?? 😉
So have you attempted to pronounce it, yet?
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That is QUITE the mouthful! By the way, do you know the real name of Bangkok? 🙂
No… Why?? Is it more of a mouthful? 😉
Lol… just a bit! It’s: Krung-thep-maha-nakorn-boworn-ratana-kosin-mahintar-ayudhya-amaha-dilok-pop-nopa-ratana-rajthani-burirom-udom-rajniwes-mahasat-arn-amorn-pimarn-avatar-satit-sakattiya-visanukam 😀
For real??? Seriously?? Goodness gracious, how would one fit that on a postcard 😉
I would love to hear it spoken in the native tongue. I wonder if it can be pronounced without one having to take a breath… 🙂
It’s quite amazing hearing it pronounced! But we didn’t attempt it 😉
hahaha…and still it is not the longest..I believe the longest named place is one Maori village with 80+ letters! 🙂
For real??? That’s incredible!!!! Wonder if it needs to be said in one breath 😉
I am practicing under water swimming to see if it can be said in one breath! 😛 😀
HAHAHA – you brought a huge smile to our faces. Good luck with that 😉
Let us know how you go!!
Hope you are well and enjoy your weekend ahead!!
😀 Happy weekend to you guys as well! 🙂
I’m going to show this to the next person who complains that Finnish words are long and difficult.
😉 LOL – thanks for stopping by!
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Nice one for this challenge. That whole place is a good experience and easy when you remember the ‘WH’ is an ‘F’ sound as pointed out by The Eternal Traveller above
It is a great experience there 🙂 we really enjoyed it there! Ok, now with that in mind, let us try pronouncing it again 😉
I read about this place which is a sanctuary of hot water springs that spring out randomly. I read about it long ago in school and always wanted to visit it, but never could thus far. It was a delightful thing to see your post. And yes it is a mouthful!
It’s a really fascinating place so glad we were able to visit 🙂 Thanks for swinging by!
Very impressive! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Pleasure!! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
been there…a few times
And I thought that Wales had the longest names in the world – it looks like New Zealand beats them!
LOL – Tanzalongs has just shared with us one for Wales – that is one hell of long one 🙂
Not quite as long as the village name of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Anglesey – Wales – unfortunately I have no photo. So yours wins 🙂
OMG! Wow – is that for real?? Will have to find out how that is pronounced!!! You must visit and get a photo 🙂
I’ve just attempted to say that, thrice. Let’s just say, I’ve gone back to my coffee! 🙂
Maybe after a few more coffees 😉 Hope you are enjoying the long weekend 🙂
Hahaha, yes that would definitely help! Unfortunately uneventful weekend (I have a rotten cold 😦 ) but it’s Melbourne’s finest weather (not) so indoors is looking good! 🙂 Heat & humidity sounds so much more inviting 🙂
We have just landed in Melbourne for a wedding! Definitely cold and dreary… Brrrrr!!!
Fingers crossed there’s a break in the clouds for you and the bride!
I’ve been there too. I loved hearing the Maori man say it.
How cool is it when they say it?! We tried once and that was a big FAIL 😉
Especially with the ‘f’ sound at the beginning.
Perhaps we’ll see this when we visit NZ next year. 🙂
Oooh – make sure you if you are in Rotorua that you do. It’s a very interesting Hangi vilage 🙂
Cool post! 🙂
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