Word of the Day

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cunami, tsunami

I see that Slovak reporters have been using cunami (tsunami) here, which I applaud, since c is pronounced ts in Slovak. I was curious whether this is countenanced anywhere, and it is.

Czech grammarians prefer cunami, but it looks as though nobody pays attention to them. I will, though, now that I know it's okay and even preferable.

All other languages I read in spell it tsunami.


Sparnai said...

In Latvian news items, cunami is preferred.

světluška said...

Thanks for the information!

Comentador said...

Zunami seria possível em alemão?