How Do You Spell GEDHUN?

Pronunciation: [d͡ʒˈɛdhʌn] (IPA)

The spelling of the word "gedhun" is unusual and may be difficult to understand at first glance. It is pronounced as /ɡɛˈd̪ʱʊn/ with the emphasis on the first syllable. "Gedhun" is a Tibetan name that belongs to the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The use of the letter "h" after the letter "d" represents a unique sound in the Tibetan language. This sound is made by producing a slight burst of air while voicing the "d" sound. Thus, the spelling of "gedhun" accurately reflects its pronunciation in Tibetan.