Word: Vietnam

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A nation in Southeast Asia, capital Hanoi: Larry was drafted to fight in Vietnam in 1968.


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  1. Not formalised as canon yet, but “Vietnam” has been rendered as {vIyetnam} in the published Worlds of Translation story “Graves”. This is from the Vietnamese pronunciation [vîətnāːm], following practical norms demonstrated already by the numerous country names we already have from Marc: which is to say, cleave as closely as possible to the native pronunciation of the most widely-spoken language of the country.