How do you pronounce Australia?
Have you noticed that our country’s name is often incorrectly pronounced? Here are some of the mispronunciations heard by speech teachers, as well as our recommended way to say Australia.
Some incorrect pronunciations
Leaving out the first syllable, and starting the word with ‘s’
Replacing the ‘s’ sound with ‘sh’
Changing the vowel in the second syllable to ‘ah’, so it’s ‘strahl’ instead of ‘strail’
Replacing the ‘l’ sound with ‘w’
Changing the second last letter (the letter is ‘i’ but the sound is ‘ee’) into a ‘y’, so the word ends in ‘yah’
Aim for this as your correct pronunciation