How to pronounce Hua Hin?

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How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by Artilery » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:53 am

I read somewhere that Hua Hin should be pronounced Hoi Hin - where , I presume, Hoi rhymes with Joy?

Anyone know if this is correct?

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Re: How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by Ginjaninja » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:15 am

http://translate.google.com/#auto/th/huahin
Click on the little speaker button on the right Thai section.
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Re: How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by Lung Per » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:07 am

Artilery wrote:I read somewhere that Hua Hin should be pronounced Hoi Hin - where , I presume, Hoi rhymes with Joy?

Anyone know if this is correct?

Thanks,
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Not so. But there is a song (in Thai) about Hua Hin in which the word "hoi" is contained. As the learned readership will recognize, the word "hoi" may have a double reference. In the song it refers to the hoi (shellfish/clams) found in the waters around the Hua Hin beaches. The double meaning could best be referred to as "clam" which would be located below the lower abdomen of rent-a-ladies in the Soy Been Tabac and similar more or less shady ares of Hua Hin.

You may continue pronouncing Hua Hin in accordance with the phonetic Google translation.

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Re: How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by Bamboo Grove » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:19 am

An old Thai saying goes: หัวหินไม่ใด้มีแต่หอย Ask your Thai friends, I'm sure, they'll recognize this.
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Re: How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by Artilery » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:52 pm

Many thanks for the replies.
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Re: How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by Pleng » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:00 am

Without taking into account the fact that you use a rising tone on the word "hua", it should be pronounced roughly like the two words "Who Are".

I have to admit that I cringe somewhat when I hear people who've been living here for years pronouncing it "How Are" - but maybe there's some languages where "hu" makes a "how" sound?

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Re: How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by m_right » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:31 pm

I cringe when I hear people try to pronounce Pattaya as well as Hua Hin. Embarrassing actually.
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Re: How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by christopher1 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:57 am

I have to admit that I cringe somewhat when I hear people who've been living here for years pronouncing it "How Are" -

They'll be the 'Geordies' amongst us! ;)

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Re: How to pronounce Hua Hin?

Post by Frank La Rue » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:41 pm

[quote="Pleng"]Without taking into account the fact that you use a rising tone on the word "hua", it should be pronounced roughly like the two words "Who Are".

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Good, phonetic analogy. This is how my Thai wife pronounces it.

I have to admit though, she quite often gets a laugh ot of my efforts to pronounce any thai word. Whenever a latin - letter spelling is offered, like for instance "Pin Klao" (a township in Bangkok), the Thais pronounce it in ways not immediately recognizable to the western ear.

Not knowledgable in the thai alphabeth either, I suspect quite a bit gets lost when thal spelling is converted into latin letters and then we try to pronounce it :banghead:
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