Amharic: pronunciation of Sahle-Work Zewde


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Does anyone know how to pronounce the name of the new Ethiopian president, Sahle-Work Zewde?
I've found a couple of news videos with attempts to pronounce her name, but I'm not sure they were anywhere near the native pronunciation.
  • entangledbank

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    English - South-East England
    The native writing is ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ, which I think equates to [sahləwərk' zəwde], assuming the zero vowels are in the same place as in the romanization. I don't know Fidal, I'm just going off a table. Note that ወ is [wə], not [wo].