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Hi all,

I need to know how an English speaker would pronounce the word natura in a non-Latin context, as in "Natura 2000 network," "Natura 2000 sites," "Natura 2000 legislation" and so on.

My usual sources (Cambridge online , Longman online , Howjsay ) don't list it; M-W does have an entry, but it's about a Latin saying and they try to approximate the Latin pronounciation
(I can do that very well, LOL).

I appreciate it's not really an English word, but in the European Union that's the proper English name of a network of protected areas.

Any suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thank you very much. Emotion: smile
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Here's how I pronounce it.

nuh - TOOR - uh

The accented syllable rhymes with poor. uh represents a schwa.

CJ
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I would pronounce "natura" in the same way as I would "natural" just drop the "l" sound from the end of the word.
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HoojioI would pronounce "natura" in the same way as I would "natural" just drop the "l" sound from the end of the word.
Hi,

Thanks for aswering. I have tried to follow your suggestion, but it seems I always end up saying "nature" instead. Emotion: sad Would that be too bad?
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Thanks, Jim!

I think I can make it ... Emotion: smile
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Hi,

I would pronounce like this.

Natura--/nach-ra/

Thanks.