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Old 02-04-2007, 11:19 PM   #26
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I have an uncle named, Nguyen Nguyen.
lol. ...

Uhh... its like a slur to say Nguyen... blah... but its more like wyuenn... or w/e...
It's like an American saying Duc...
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:20 PM   #27
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I have a coworker named Huy Nguyen. It's pronounced "we win".
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:22 PM   #28
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All the Nguyen's I've met pronounce it "Nwin"

And I've met a lot of Nguyens
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:24 PM   #29
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Poll?

The only person I knew with that name was pronounced "win". As in ... "I won!" ... oh wait .... as in "win-dow"
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:24 PM   #30
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New-yen...I have many friends with that last name
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:25 PM   #31
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I pronounce it "Hey you!"
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:25 PM   #32
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Guillen, like Ozzie.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:31 PM   #33
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like tila knew-when.

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Old 02-04-2007, 11:39 PM   #34
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:44 PM   #35
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Note to Vietnamese people: Please spell your name in a way that we can pronounce with our clumsy Western Tongues!
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:45 PM   #36
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:49 PM   #37
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Learning Thai for some time helps me pronounce it. The "ng" sound is used in Thai a lot as the beginning sound, but it is never used at the beginning in English... Rather interesting actually. Pronouncing the "nga ngu" letter of the Thai alphabet kicked my ass for quite some time.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:49 PM   #38
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I have an uncle named, Nguyen Nguyen.
Thats nothing, I have a friend named Huy Nguyen (sounds like "we win").
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:51 PM   #39
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Note to Vietnamese people: Please spell your name in a way that we can pronounce with our clumsy Western Tongues!
Phuc Dat Bich (not sure if that's really a name but it sounds totally Vietnamese) is pronounced "fook dut bick"
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:33 AM   #40
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That's how they pronounce the reporters name on the local news.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:41 AM   #41
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:43 AM   #42
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:50 AM   #43
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Note to Vietnamese people: Please spell your name in a way that we can pronounce with our clumsy Western Tongues!
Phuc Dat Bich (not sure if that's really a name but it sounds totally Vietnamese) is pronounced "fook dut bick"
lol, wasnt that from that flash video?
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:59 AM   #44
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The basic answer I've always heard for this is "win."

However, a Vietnamese man I was friends with was named "Ngoi." It was pronounced noy, rhyming with toy, troy, boy. If both names have the same rules of pronunciation, then Nguyen should be pronounced something like new-win.
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:02 AM   #45
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The basic answer I've always heard for this is "win."

However, a Vietnamese man I was friends with was named "Ngoi." It was pronounced noy, rhyming with toy, troy, boy. If both names have the same rules of pronunciation, then Nguyen should be pronounced something like new-win.
Vietnamese is mono syllabic, Nguyen is only 1 syllable.
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:05 AM   #46
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:08 AM   #47
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:24 AM   #48
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I've always heard "win" as well. My Vietnamese friends have told me the more-proper pronunciation before, but I've never been able to accurately reproduce it; "win" is just the most accurate alternative, from what I can tell.
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Win/when

My wife (plus her family) has the last name Nguyen.
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Phuc Dat Bich (not sure if that's really a name but it sounds totally Vietnamese) is pronounced "fook dut bick"
lol, wasnt that from that flash video?
Sadly, it was most unfortunate that I had to get that from the video...
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