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Just how "W" is the GU in Guacamole supposed to sound?

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Just how "W" is the GU in Guacamole supposed to sound?

Midlife | Mar 2, 2009 03:04 PM

So...... I took a break and caught Bobby Flay and wife Stephanie March making grilled flank steak, tacos and Guacamole on FoodTV. Part of the reparte was Stephanie correcting Bobby's pronunciation of the word. I speak enough Spanish to know that the "G" in Guacamole is a softer sound than a hard G in English (like in Guard or Gap) but I can't think of a way to phoneticize it for someone on paper. I'm concluding it's one of those things you have to hear and copy.

Saying "Wha"-camole is close but not completely on. "Hwa"-camole doesn't seem right either. Is there a soft G sound like that in English or a way to phoneticize it?

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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