How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

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  • car-NOW-ba

    11 6.08%
  • car-NOO-ba

    132 72.93%
  • car-NAW-ba

    12 6.63%
  • car-NEL-ba

    0 0%
  • The above are all wrong. I pronounce it differently.

    16 8.84%
  • Heck if I know--I use a synthetic sealant.

    10 5.52%
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    Red face How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    We all know it comes from a tree in Brazil and is an essential ingredient in traditional car waxes. We know, in other words, what the word carnauba means, but how is it pronounced? More interestingly, how do you pronounce it?

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    Re: How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    car new ba
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    Re: How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    I voted car NOO ba, but I think the choice should have been car NEW ba
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    Re: How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    Turn on your sound and click on the speaker icon in this link.
    Carnauba
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    W-A-X

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    Re: How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carfire View Post
    I voted car NOO ba, but I think the choice should have been car NEW ba
    I wish I had included this pronunciation in the poll, but the NOO-ba and NEW-ba pronunciations are very close.

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    Re: How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    kahr-nou-buh
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    Re: How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
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    Re: How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kleis View Post
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    Re: How do you pronounce "carnauba"?

    Finally I can help in this forum.....

    I'm brazilian, so the word CARNAÚBA is a common word to me.

    The spelling carnauba isn't correct as the word has an the caracter " ´ " over the U , which means there's an accent over this vogal.

    While you speak english, to achieve the closest pronounce to the original you should try this:

    Say YOU
    Subtract the Y
    The -OU should sound like Ú on CAR-NA-Ú-BA.

    If I could attach an audio file here at the thread the teaching should be easier. Is there any way to do that?
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