|Language||Where Spoken||Word or Phrase||Pronunciation, Meaning, and Other Comments|
Accent is over the y, and second o in ooech has a slash of some sort.
Thanks to josh on The WELL for this info.
|Esperanto||Good question!||Kokoso||It's pronounced exactly as it's written (as are all Esperanto words): the K's and the S are pronounced like K and S in English, and the O's are all pronounced like the O in "forty"; the accent is on the next-to-last syllable. So it's pronounced "ko-KO-so". (Thanks to Steve MacGregor, email@example.com, for this information).|
Not sure about the pronunciations. Anyone know?
According to Manuel Ontal, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Koh-kos-spah-kee-nah, (diareses over each "a")
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|French||France, French Territories||Noix de coco||Nwah-deh-coco|
|German||Germany||Kokosnuss||Ko-ko-snoos (snoos rhymes with "goose")|
|Hindi||Hindi||Khopra||KO-pra (from which the word "copra" comes!)|
KE is like the sound of cu in curve, LA is the sound of la in large, PA is like the sound of pa in park. (Thanks to "Yogi (Bear) Zainuddin", firstname.lastname@example.org for this information).
In Java it's pronounced kel-o-po. In Central Java it's pronounced k-ram-bil. (Thanks to email@example.com for this info.)
|Japanese||Japan||Kokoyashi no mi||
Ko-ko-yah-shee (coconut palm),
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Not sure. Anyone?
Source: Khmer phrases web page.
(Thanks to Joseph Nyachiro, email@example.com, for this information).
"In swahili it depends what stage the coconut is in. After pollination the young fruit is called Danga. Second stage will be called kitale. Third stage will be dafu (SINGULAR) Madafu (plural). Fourth stage will be koroma. 5th stage is Nazi. The last stage when you want extract oil from coconut is Mbata." -- kibokoyao (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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|Nauruan||Nauru||eanakiwi or ini||Based on Delaporte's 1907 Geram-Nauruan dictionary. Unfortunately no pronunciation information so we'll have to guess. Anyone know? You can see the dictionary a trussel.com's page located here.|
|Pitkern||Pitcairn Island||Cocknut, or Coc'nut||
|Portuguese||Portugal, Brazil , Macau||Coco||
The stress falls on the first syllable, and the final "o" sounds more like a "u." So the pronunciation would be something along the lines of "KO-ku".
Note: f you put the stress on the wrong syllable ("ko-KO"), you are basically saying a child's word for "excrement." This word must be written using an accent to indicate the stress being on a syllable other than the second-to-last.
|Somali||Somalia||Qumbe||D. Mohamed says, "I don't think the correct pronouncation of this word can be written in english. So look for your nearest Somali fellow, who can tell you the pronouncation or the correct way of saying this word." (Thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org for this info).|
|Spanish||Spain, C.America, S.America||Coco||
|Swahili||Kenya, other African countries||
Lots of coconut-related words:
ununu is the fiber from inner skin of coconut leaf stalk;
utangule are the strips of fan-palm leaf, used for plaiting;
usumba are soaked coconut fibers, used for making string;
kisamli is the Pemba coconut palm, nuts only used for drinking;
joya is the spongy substance inside coconut shell;
*shata are the lees from making coconut oil;
kidaka is the coconut in first stage of growth on stem;
kitale is the coconut in second stage of growth.
|"Pronounced like this: /look3/ /ma1/ /praao1/ where 3=falling tone and 1=mid tone". (Thanks to Mark F.Verfaillie, email@example.com, for this information).|
(Thanks to Paul Clark, samtur@Mailhost.tpnet.co.nz, for this information).
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tra'i: tr + ie (as in die) stress on the ie to produce a HIGHER tone
du*`a: z + ur (as in spur) stress on the ur to produce a LOWER tone
(Thanks to "'TEKNO' Duan Tran" at email@example.com).