Since all I know is from books, I have no clue if I'm pronouncin g things right. So, what is the correct pronunciation for Kakadu KA-ka-doo? Ka-KA-doo? Ka-ka-DOO?), Uluru,Mt. Hagen (Hay-gen? Hah-gen?) Gagudju. THanks. I could help me not sound too stupid when I get off the plane. (I'm from the US)


Posted By Jay on Sunday 18th January 2009 @ 05:02:35

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Vaughan is correct where Uluru and Kakadu are concerned.  As far as I'm aware,  Mt Hagen is Hah-g'n.


Posted By Kel on Monday 8th April 2013 @ 00:09:48


Well I'm not sure about the others myself, but Kakadu is pronounced:

Ka (short a sound, as in 'cat')
ka (short u sound, as in 'up')
du (pronounced 'do')

And just incase you were wondering, all the u's in Uluru are pronounced 'ooo'.


Posted By Vaughan on Sunday 20th September 2009 @ 07:37:33

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