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Sunny Hostin's actual name is Asuncion.
OnyxMoon  9/22/2019
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The "u" is pronounced as in the word "put" and NOT like "umbrella." Therefore, according to the key, proper pronunciation is as follows: ah-suwn-THYON (Spanish), ah-suwn-SYON (Latin American Spanish).
― Anonymous User  5/29/2010
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Actually, no that is incorrect. The Spanish U is pronounced like a double oo in English. Which would make the pronunciation ah-soon-THYON (Spanish), ah-soon-SYON (Latin American Spanish, as stated on the names main page). There really isn't an "uh" sound in Spanish.
Symphony  2/22/2011
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Asunción is the capital city of Paraguay.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2010
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Today I met a middle-aged man named Asuncion. It struck me because I was sure that Asuncion was strictly feminine.
Zinha  1/6/2007
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We ASSUMED it was going to be a girl, but now we're not so sure, so let's name it "assumption" in Spanish! Assuming makes an ass of you and me my friend. ;)
lovelybones  7/28/2006
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The last syllable isn't "SYAWN" or "THYAWN"; it's "SYOWN" or "THYOWN" (rhymes with "throne").
Phoenix Flower  10/7/2005
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Actually, it's somewhere in between. The Spanish "o" is a pure vowel rather than a diphthong, as in most English accents, in which it is something like "uh-oo" or "eh-oo." "Aw" is closer, again as long as you don't make it a diphthong like "aw-uh." (It should be about like the o in "song" (but not "saw-ung.")
Kosta  1/15/2008

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