How Do You Correctly Pronounce the Names of the Tallest Mountains in Nepal?

How Do You Correctly Pronounce the Names of the Tallest Mountains in Nepal?

How Do You Correctly Pronounce the Names of the Tallest Mountains in Nepal?

One can usually pronounce the names of Nepal's tallest mountains correctly by using phonetic pronunciation. Several online dictionaries such as Dictionary.reference.com or WordReference.com offer the primary and alternative pronunciations of several Nepalese mountains. The five tallest mountains in Nepal are Mounts Everest, Kangchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna.

Mt. Everest has two common pronunciations. Both pronunciations begin with a short "e" sound connected to the "v" consonant. One pronunciation inserts an "uh" sound in place of the second "e" before pronouncing the "rest" part of the word, while the other pronunciation simply ignores the second "e."

Mt. Kanchenjunga, the second-tallest mountain in Nepal, is usually pronounced with an "uh" sound in place of the "e" and the final "a," as well as an "oo" sound in place of the "u." However, an alternative pronunciation uses a short "a" sound in place of the "u."