Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Z is for Zet #atozchallenge

Just to be fair, there are two countries in Africa which begin with Z - Zambia and Zimbabwe (Zaire used to be amongst, but it got changed to the Democratic Republic of Congo).

I'm not going to talk about either of those countries. Instead we'll discuss the letter Z and it's pronunciation here in Ghana. It threw me off when I first heard Z (zzzzzz) pronounced as Zet. Really that's how they say it. So when children say the alphabet, they start with A and finish with Z(et). But if Z is used in a word they pronounce it the regular Z. Zebra is not Zetbra. 

I'm not sure where this comes from, but I bet it has something to do with the British and their weird English. Correct me if I'm wrong.

And with that I am finished with the A to Z(et) blogger challenge for 2014. Great job Nana from Ghana! 

Thank you for stopping by my blog during the challenge. I hope you learned a little about Africa and the wonderful things and people that come from here. I'll leave you with one of my favorite songs from South Africa. 



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31 comments:

  1. Those Brits and their weird English . . . at least they have the sexy accent going for them. :P

    This was great to learn. Zet. I like it. It gives the alphabet a finality when you get to the end. Boom!

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    1. So happy I'm not the only one who agrees that they speak strange English. Thanks for journeying with me through Africa, S.K.

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  2. I've only heard a few people say Zet. I like the sound of it.

    Congrats on finishing the challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia. I still find it weird when I hear it.

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  3. Interesting! Never knew of Z being pronounced as "zet" before...

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    1. Never heard of it either, until I left the US.

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  4. I've heard the Zet before...Thank you Nana for all the Gorgeous Scenic Pictures of Africa and yourself, I truly enjoyed learning about another country and its customs.

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    1. I'm so glad I could share my Africa with you. thanks for touring with me.

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  5. Yes, Nana from Ghana, great job! Enjoyed it very much :)

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  6. The French say Zed. Zet was new to me. Thankyou for these wonderful insights in Africa.

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    1. Hmmm. Never heard of Zed. It was my pleasure, Sunday Visitor. Thanks for all of your wonderful visits and comments.

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  7. Zet is new to me, too. Lots of Indians say Zed.

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  8. Ah, Nana, we in Ghana find the American way of speaking so weird! And their lazy way of spelling! I also find the Z funny and prefer the Zet!

    You did great with the challenge. Not easy at all

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    1. Lol, Celestine. Lazy spelling? They streamlined the words. Thanks for supporting me all the way.

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  9. I'd heard of Zed, but not Zet. I love learning new things!

    This has been a great month for learning more about your place in the world, Nana. What a beautiful continent you live on.

    Congratulations on finishing the A to Z Challenge!

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    1. Thanks Lynda. I've never heard of Zed. I'm glad you could join me.

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  10. I've heard this pronunciation before!
    Congratulations on crossing the A to Z finishing line, Nana!
    You did well, taking us on a journey through Africa!
    We DO have a beautiful continent!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thanks Michelle. Africa is not perfect but you are right, it is beautiful.

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  11. Congratulations on making it all the way through the A to Z(et) Challenge. I've enjoyed getting to know you and learning about where you live :)

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    1. Thanks Rhonda. I'm glad you could learn a little something about Africa.

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  12. I've heard Z pronounced as Zed before (I think from the UK side of the pond), but never Zet. That's so weird that there are so many pronunciations of one letter.

    Congrats on making it to the end of the A to Z challenge!
    Jocelyn

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn. Zed it just as weird as Zet to me.

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  13. We say Zed in the UK, never heard of Zet before, so this is a nice new bit of info to file away :). I remember when I was little hearing Zeee on Sesame Street and being totally confused ::g::.
    Congrats on making it to the end of the AtoZ and on all your lovely posts. Thank you for your visits to my blog too. This month has been so much fun.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings - AtoZ (Vampires)
    FB3X - AtoZ (Erotic Drabbles)

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    1. Thanks for the clarification about the UK pronunciation, Natasha. Lol at the Sesame street bit.

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  14. Yup, 'Zed' is technically the correct way to say Z in Canada too, but no one does. We like to mix our American English and our British English to frustrate everybody. We also use a mix of imperial and metric measuring systems, mwuahahaha!

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    1. Canadian's have their own flair, Eh? Lol.

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  15. It has been fun! I really enjoyed reading your A to Z. (Also, when I learned English in Hungary, we also said Zet. And then we said Vauve for W, just to throw some German in there. :D)
    Cheers!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Tales of colors
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

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    1. I gladly accept the bit of cultural education.

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  16. Congratulations fabulous Nana on completing the challenge. I have had so much fun visiting your blog and getting to know you through your dishy blog! Keep up the good work! :)

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