However, Nguyễn is also pronounced with a tone in Vietnamese. In Southern Vietnam, Nguyễn is pronounced with the dipping tone: the pitch of the voice first drops from a mid level to the bottom of the speaker's range of pitch and then rises back to mid. In Northern Vietnam, it is pronounced ...
The name is actually spelled Nguyễn and is the most common Vietnamese surname. Vietnamese has two major dialect groups, north and south Vietnamese. It's always one syllable, never ngu-yen! In the north the name is pronounced [ ŋʷǐˀən], in the south it's [ŋʷĩəŋ]. So pronunciation is close to "Ngwee-an?" the north and ...
Mar 8, 2011 ... Americans who've never seen the name go into paroxysms trying to say "in-goo- yin" or "nig-yoon" (like that chick trying to pronounce "Nagheenanajar" on Office Space, heh). I've only ever heard an Anglicized version uttered by Vietnamese English-speakers before, who pronounce it simply as "win".
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If you visit the link from one of the other answers you will hear it pronounced as two syllables and phonetically spelled nuhWEN with the text saying it is a single syllable. So it can be heard as 'win' or nuin. The g is always silent and when made a single syllable the y must also become silent for the American ...
Aug 22, 2012 ... It's Australia's seventh most common surname and the third most common surname in our largest city, Sydney. But how many of us can pronounce it?
Is it true that Nguyen is actually pronounced [wIn] and not [NujEn]?. Josh Lalonde Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:38 am GMT. In Vietnamese, it is pronounced [NwiEn], which sounds somethink like 'ngwin' in English (I haven't marked tones here either). However, in my experience, [nujEn] is the preferred pronunciation ...