The spelling (and pronunciation) orangutang isn’t incorrect. The -ng version has existed in English for longer than the -n version has, and in some languages ( ) the -ng is accepted as standard.
How do the British say orangutan?
Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of ‘orangutan‘: Break ‘orangutan‘ down into sounds: [OH] + [RANG] + [UH] + [TAN] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
How is apes pronounced?
What are the most mispronounced words?
The 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words, Explained
Niche [neesh] or [nitch]
How do you pronounce GIF?
“It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” Just like the peanut butter. “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite told The New York Times. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.
Why is p silent in pneumonia?
This is thanks to its Greek origins. ‘Pneumonia‘ – caused when you catch excessive cold – also has a silent p, so it is pronounced ‘new-moan-ee-a’. Finally, you’ll every now and then find a silent p in the middle of a word, such as ‘receipt’.
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