Sitting in our training session this week, our facilitators, who flew up from the south, naturally mentioned the word Nunavut quite a few times. They were quickly corrected in their pronunciation of the territory name, and it made me realize that many southerners probably don't know how to pronounce it correctly.
So! I'm going to help you and you can wow all the northerners with how correct you are when you say it! :)
Ready? I'll sound it out for you:
Many (and I fell into this category before I moved here too) southerners pronounce it as: None-a-vut (rhymes with "rut"), which is incorrect.
The correct way? New-na-voot (rhymes with "boot"), or alternatively, Noon-na-voot (the first and second syllable share the "n" sound so it runs into each other).
Now, I don't think anyone's going to be offended you pronounced the name of the territory incorrectly - unlike some words where if you have one syllable wrong it turns into a whole different word - but now you know!
How about you? Were you saying it correctly? :)