How do you pronounce 'Mictlantecuhtli' :D

Feb 21, 2002
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  1. Maybe a .wav or .mp3 could help me out here :D!
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    That depends on the language used, in English it's Meekt-lahn-te-koot-ly.
    I've seen much more difficult names in the net, even in here!
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +6

    Looks like we have some sort of Aztec Death God here...

  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  5. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    Guidelines for Nahuatl pronunciation:
    In Nahuatl words, the penultimate syllable is always stressed.

    c + a/o c as in can
    c + i/e as in cease
    ch as in church
    chu like ckw in backward
    cu before vowels like qu in quick
    hu like w in walk
    tl like tl in settler
    tz like ts in cats
    u + a,e,i,o, like w
    uh like wh in wheel
    x sh as in sheep
    z + a/o like s in sock

    TL: at the end of a word should just pronounce the T---the L should be silent.
    Hu : should be pronounced as a W.
    LL: should NOT be pronounced as a Spanish double L, use the English pronunciation of LL.
    X: should be pronounced as SH. MEXICA is MeSHika.
  6. ToRN

    ToRN TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 156

    So, basicly: you are dead, and you have to either American, sacred or dead to pronounce your name? :D

    Tnx for all the info, guess I never stop learning.

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