Friday, 11 December 2009

Off To Northland

I leave on the 11.40 plane for Auckland and then from Auckland to Whangarei.  The pronunciation of that name varies depending upon the speaker.  Most of the newscasters seem to call it Fan(g)eray.  The g is sort of silent.  Unfortunately I can't really use phonetic code.  Some people call it Whan(g)eray.  Some call it Fan(g)erie (as in pie).  Anyway that's where I'm headed.


  1. away again. When are you ever at home???

  2. Huh? When did wh become an f, and then a p, like pie? That must be very confusing! Natives must laugh, or just roll their eyes at us dummies! Ha!