junta : Common Errors in English

About junta

The original and most sophisticated pronunciation of this Spanish-derived word for an unelected military government is “HOON-tah.” Those who prefer an angicized pronunciation say “JUNN-tuh.” Those who give it a French accent by saying “ZHOON-tuh” are just plain wrong.

junta Meaning(s)

  • (n) a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power

junta in News

  1. Tornado touches down in La Junta, Colo.

    LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) — Another day of severe weather is expected after a tornado caused minor damage when it touched down briefly in La Junta on Colorado’s southeastern plains.... Read more »
    on June 18, 2013 Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. Tornado causes minor damage in La Junta

    LA JUNTA — A tornado caused minor damage when it touched down briefly in La Junta (lah-HUN’-tah) on the Colorado eastern plains and another day of severe weather is expected.
    on June 18, 2013 Source: The Daily Sentinel

  3. Tornado spotted near La Junta

    A tornado was sighted near La Junta on Monday evening as severe thunderstorms passed through the area, unleashing rain and high winds that toppled power poles.
    on June 17, 2013 Source: KMGH 7 Denver

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