Using English phonetics, [ EE-ther ] and [ AHY-ther ] are both correct. As a side note, giving “th” a phonetic Z (or S or F or D) sound is a common mispronunciation that can be corrected with practice.
How do you pronounce African countries?
How do we pronounce Kenya?
KENYA is either pronounced wrongly or spelt wrongly. In the days when the Territory was called British East Africa the word was pronounced with the first syllable rhyming with pen—Kenya.
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