Fua’amotu International from Pacific Islands Simulation

I’ll be honest, I’m not even entirely sure how to say that one, so if anyone would care to enlighten me via the comments below, please feel free!

Regardless of my language difficulties, I’d strongly suggest taking a look the latest release from Pacific Islands Simulation, covering  Fua’amotu International Airport (NFTF) on Tongatapu island, Kingdom of Tonga.

Covering not only the airport itself, but the entire island with photoreal textures, autogen and numerous custom models,Fua’amotu adds another piece to the FS world away from the usual stomping grounds of most of us. For more details and to see those screenshots, visit the product page at simMarket here.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 15:04

Couldn’t have explained it better, Bill. Tongans are Polynesians just like Hawaiians so pronunciation are similar. And you got it right too, Ian.

Thursday, June 30, 2011 03:24

Sounds about right to me. Then again, I’m not Tongan! 😉

Ian P
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:00

So it sounds in that case like my first guess of “foo-ah ah-mo-too” is probably right.

Ta!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 06:57

Actually, if Tongan is anything like Hawaiian, the pronunciation is pretty straightforward. They don’t employ a lot of linguistic trickery, it’s just call it as you see it. The only thing to watch for are the accent marks (I don’t know what they’re officially called), as in “Fua’amotu”. It’s your basic glottal stop, a little more exaggerated than the pause between “co” and “operation” in cooperation.

But hey, you asked. 😉