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How to say: Tortilla

10:00 UK time, Friday, 2 February 2007

A weekly guide to the words and names in the news from Catherine Sangster of the BBC Pronunciation Unit.

Two pronunciations from Mexico this week. Tortilla protests are taking place in Mexico City. We now recommend the pronunciation tor-TEE-yuh; in our judgement, the anglicisation tor-TILL-uh is now rather dated. Meanwhile, in Cancún (kan-KOON), a baby nicknamed "Super Tonio" has been born weighing 14.5 pounds. His full name is Antonio Vasconcelos, pronounced an-TOHN-yoh vass-kon-SAY-loss.

(For a guide to our phonetic pronunciations, click here.)

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