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how do you pronounce Oranjestad?

Riverhead, New York
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how do you pronounce Oranjestad?

I mean phonetically...

Is it

OR in jes tahd

OR an yes tahd

Or ANN jes tad,

etc. etc.

Thanks!

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1. Re: how do you pronounce Oranjestad?

I've been told a couple of different ways:

O - rahn - juh - stahd (accent on the rahn)

or

O - rahn - ya - stahd

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2. Re: how do you pronounce Oranjestad?

o RAHN je Stad

S would be soft: something between sh and s

A is not like American a in "ran", but more like a in "ah"

(at least that's how I would prounounce it in Dutch, but perhaps the locals say it differently).

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3. Re: how do you pronounce Oranjestad?

I always heard it pronounce as

or rin stad

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4. Re: how do you pronounce Oranjestad?

RLTF,

ôrän`jàstät' ,

this is the correct way to pronounce it. It is quite hard for most people who don't know dutch.

Kind regards,

Benji

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5. Re: how do you pronounce Oranjestad?

holy cow! I'm not familiar with all of the symbols -- I'm thinking

Orr inn yuh shtahhd

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6. Re: how do you pronounce Oranjestad?

RLTF,

I'd say it's about:

Orr ahnn yuh shtahhd(if I could actually say it(record it or something), it would've been easier)

Kind regards,

Benji

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