Pronunciation Of The Name “Azerbaijan”
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Azerbaijan – For this name: the “A” is short; the “e” disappears; the “ai” combination is pronounced simply like the single long letter “i” (this is the standard pronunciation of this letter combination in The Common Tongue); the “j” is pronounced like the voiced “sh” combination; and the third “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”.
– /æ-z’r-bai-ZHAN/ – /æ.zɚ.baiː.ˈʒɑn/ – Notice also that the stress is on the fourth syllable –