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MANILA, Philippines – In just an hour after he arrived in Manila, Pope Francis, aboard the popemobile, entered the compound of the Apostolic Nunciature, where he is set to stay for the duration of his trip.
The Apostolic Nunciature is the Vatican’s equivalent of an embassy, representing the Holy See in more than 100 countries. In the Philippines, it is located along Taft Avenue in Manila.
Throughout the day, Filipino viewers on television and online streams were greeted with different pronunciations of the term used for the Vatican’s diplomatic mission – eliciting quite a number of reactions online. (READ: FAST FACTS: Apostolic Nunciature in PH)
If I may lang noh, ano ba talaga pronunciation ng "Nunciature"— Ish Abat (@ishfillet) January 15, 2015
How about we all agree on a pronunciation for NUNCIATURE first huh?— Pauline Gaerlan (@paulinethequeen) January 15, 2015
@ayeemacaraig Nungkyatyur. Nunshatur. Notsosure. Nonsequitur. Noncensured.— Quaint Bananas (@hacktuary) January 15, 2015
So, how do you pronounce “nunciature”?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it should be pronounced this way:
ˈnən(t)-sē-ə-ˌchu̇r, ˈnu̇n(t)-, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r
With the Pope staying there for the next 4 nights, we might as well practice saying it correctly. Or simply refer to it as the Vatican mission. – Rappler.com