- picky picky Feb 14, 2002 12:29 PM
I have noticed that almost everyone on this board spells Vietnamese sandwiches "bahn mi", not "banh mi", which I always thought was the correct spelling. Is this a regional variation? I'm not trying to be obnoxious, I'm honestly curious.
re: Pat Hammond
The correct spelling is banh mi (actually it's bánh mì because tones are always marked in Vietnamese). The correct tones are high-rising (kind of like saying "baaahn?") and mid-falling ("miiih.").
Tôi mu*ó*n ___ ít bánh mì ______. (toy mwuun ___ eet baahn mih ______)
I would like ___ sandwich with _____.
mo.t (mutt) - one
hai (high) - two
ba (bah) - three
bô'n (bohn) - four
thi.t bó nu*ó*ng (thit baw noong) - BBQ beef
thi.t heo nu*ó*ng (thit heh-aw noong) - BBQ pork
thi.t gà nu*ó*ng (thit gah noong) - BBQ chicken
cá nu*ó*ng (cah noong) - grilled fish