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Musician explains volcano's name
Icelander helps clarify "strange" name of volcano that caused airspace closures.
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2010 03:39 GMT

Eyjafjallajokull - pronounced ay-uh-fyat-luh-yoe-kuutl-ul - is the name of the Icelandic volcano that threw up plumes of ash causing airspace across Europe to close down.

Icelanders have pointed out the rest of the world's mispronunciations of the volcano's name, which has been described as "strange" even by native Icelanders.

Eliza Geirsdottir Newman, an Icelandic musician, sings an exclusive song for Al Jazeera that clarifies the pronunciation of Eyjafjallajokull.

The video below includes a bouncing ball to help karaoke singers pronounce the volcano's name.

 

Source:
Al Jazeera
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