Pronunciation Of The Name “Bahamas”
The pronunciation of any word in English (or any language at all) is not Universal. This is because there are many different dialects of The English Language — both throughout America, and also world-wide. The pronunciations that are presented on GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! are based-upon a combination of both “common usage”, and the most neutral accent used in The International Common Tongue — a.k.a. “American English”.
Bahamas – For this name: the first “a” is pronounced as a u-schwa; the “h” is pronounced audibly; the second “a” is pronounced like the short letter “o”; the third “a” is pronounced as a u-schwa; and the final “s” is pronounced like the letter “z”.
– /buh-HAH-muhz/ – /bə(ʌ).ˈhɑ.mə(ʌ)z/ – Notice also that the stress is on the second syllable –