05/22/2012 09:22 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

Turmeric: How Do You Pronounce It?

When you hear a new word, it can be difficult to make it stick -- particularly when it comes to the remembering the correct pronunciation. It's easy to forget if you should hold heavy on the first syllable of the third, if it's a short "a" or a long one. And so, in order to communicate, we just make up our own pronunciations.

Turmeric is one of those words that many people feel hesitant when speaking it. It's a bright yellow spice that plays a big role in Indian and Asian cuisine and is part of the reason these cuisines are so fragrant. But if you didn't grow up in the Eastern part of the world, this seasoning is somewhat exotic to your palate and your ears. And to try to get to the correct pronunciation, we want to know how you say this word. Show us! Take a quick, easy video and let us hear how you say turmeric.

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