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    Quote Originally Posted by metajam
    judeseah and oevind are on track (but latter missing the 'y' sound.. that's 'y' as in yum, not as in by). meaning is literally 'modern' and only two syllables.

    hyun-dae or hyeon-dae depending on how to 'romanise' that vowel
    so do you pronouce phonetically as "he-yarn-day" or "hi-yarn-day"?

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    Okay, this is the official prononciation from my Korean friend and Kimchi buddy. It is "Hu-eyon-day."

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Okay, this is the official prononciation from my Korean friend and Kimchi buddy. It is "Hu-eyon-day."
    wa-lao,
    even harder to pronunce than the original leh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by judeseah
    wa-lao,
    even harder to pronunce than the original leh.

    Oh! Don't worry. Just pronounce it like most people does and you will be fine. Even my Korean friend will understand you. Just like I understand what he says when he pronouces Nikon as "Neck-con."

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    Thanks for finding out for me! Appreciate your help!

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    When I was a small kid, I pronounced it as 'hyun-die'.
    As I grew older, I pronounce it as 'hyun-day'.

    But both forms of pronounciation are accepted and recognised. I guess it's your call. I'd say the latter would sound more upper-class. Not that I'd associate the brand with elegance for that matter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox
    When I was a small kid, I pronounced it as 'hyun-die'.
    As I grew older, I pronounce it as 'hyun-day'.
    Hah! I think when I am all grey, toothless and walk with a stick, I'll pronounce Hyundai as "Soon Die".


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    Hi-You-Die!


    With a name like that would u buy it?

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    My bro learn a bit Korean when he was in Uni in australia and he was taught that is should be pronounced "Hun-Dae"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java_Guru
    Hi-You-Die!


    With a name like that would u buy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java_Guru
    Hi-You-Die!


    With a name like that would u buy it?
    lol.. that's funny!

    i know that diff places have diff way to pronounce the brand name, its just that i would like to find out what is the correct pronounciation in korean origin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java_Guru
    Hi-You-Die!


    With a name like that would u buy it?
    Or, "Hey-You-Die!" No wonder so many accidents happened with these cars.

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    Ong-teh?

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    just to note, some sounds just simply don't exist in certain places. just ask any newcomer caucasian to pronounce geylang or aljunied, or bugis junction, and watch them trip up. similarly, the japanese language doesn't have particular sounds for some english alphabets, and when there are japanese songs with english words, you can hear how they mangle up the sounds... YELCH!

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