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How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

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Digby, Canada
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How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

I've heard that the correct way is "see en con"....can anyone confirm this is correct???? Just curious :)

Buffalo, NY
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1. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

No clue- I've always said ' See ahn con....See en con could be correct though! Anyone?

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2. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

It's like 'shee-ann kan'....

Barrie, Canada
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3. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

See-on Kon

Brandon, Canada
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4. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

Right Skier055, See-on Kon. 'shee-ann kan' in french??

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5. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

I'm just using the same pronunciation I was hearing from staff, I speak Spanish with them.... This page also suggests both ways: forums.locogringo.com/forums/printable.asp… I think as long as you pronounce the 'i' in Sian as 'ee' instead of 'eye', you'll be fine!

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6. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

I say..see-ann con..

Wembley, United...
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7. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

Gatine has it right

Digby, Canada
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8. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

thanks all:) I always want to say the last word as "ken" but it is apparently more like "con"

Ayr, Scotland
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9. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

Have been wondering this for ages so thanks OP for asking. We had been pronouncing it Shan Kan. Thought the Sian bit was pronounced the girl's name. Looks like we weren't too far away!

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10. Re: How do you pronounce Sian Ka'an?

The real maya pronunciation is See-an Ca-an.