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Hi and some questions . . .

I just got registered, finally! But last night I was dying to ask someone if the noise we heard was a leopard or cheetah or something panting right into the microphone! It sounded almost like someone sawing something. I could NOT figure out what that was. Does anyone know????

Also, how do you pronounce Nkorroha (sorry about spelling)? Is it n-k-or-a??? Or is one of the letters not pronounced? I've noticed double consonants at the beginning of several words in Africa, so I just wondered.

And just one more. I saw someone mention Scott Campbell, I think? Is that who is running the cam? And does he ever come and chat? Love this sight, although hard to figure out at first! Thanks to any who respond!

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"Ingwe" wrote:
hehe, can we have a prize visit to Nkorho for the winner :idea: Or we could ask about Hluhluwe :shock:

Shushluwee?

Laughing out loud

Whatever - hyaenas calling...... Hey! I've got this one! It's
Shluh-shloo-wee. Easiest said if you pretend like your cheeks are full of marbles! At least, that's as close as I can get it in type. Our poor guide there - he laughed at me every time I butchered it! His name was Wessell - pronounced, Vessel!

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"Ingwe" wrote:
hehe, can we have a prize visit to Nkorho for the winner :idea: Or we could ask about Hluhluwe :shock:

Shushluwee?

Laughing out loud

Whatever - hyaenas calling......

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hehe, can we have a prize visit to Nkorho for the winner :idea: Or we could ask about Hluhluwe :shock:

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A lot of differences in opinion in the pronunciation of Nkorho!

N-Kor-o (with a soft nnn - in the same way that you would say 'mmm') then a hard K, soft 'or' (Kor) and a gentle 'oh' at the end is, I believe, the correct pronunciation?

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My sister-in-law in Cape Town says it's
N-kor-zo

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I asked my parents, who in turn asked one of the people down in Durban, and they said it was n core oh, with the n like the beginning of "night". Not sure of the accuracy, but, if it helps! Laughing out loud

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Thanks for the information. Can you imagine a cricket making all that noise? LOL! I would much rather it be a leopard!!! But I'll take crickets, too, especially since they are in Africa!!! It just astounds me that I can be sitting in my kitchen watching a LIVE stream from Africa. Honestly astounds me. Anyway, here we all are. It will be fun!

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Hi Ann!! Welcome to Africam and the Boma Laughing out loud

I would pronounce Nkorho - N'kuru ...... but the wise ones will correct me if that's not right Eye-wink Laughing out loud

That sawing sound is we think crickets or frogs that are near the mike at night. Tonights sound isn't so good, I think the weather is affecting it.

Campbell is "Africam" - again someone will correct me, and he comes and tells us if there is a larger than usual problem with the cam.

Karin is one of the cam operators and is the Manageress of Nkorho. She often chats with us when she has time , she is awesome at finding little birds and animals for us to look at - Karin is fantastic!!! As is Africam!!! Laughing out loud

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Sorry, I thought that was going under the Saturday discussion. Sad

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