What is the correct pronunciation of “Chobani”?

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

The founder of Chobani is Turkish, and çoban is Turkish for “shepherd”. The final <i> is either decorative, or a link to Greek—which has borrowed the Turkish word as nominative tsopanis, oblique tsopani.

Given çoban and tsopani, the intended pronunciation is presumably [tʃoˈbani], “choh-BAH-nee”.

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