Visitors ask...How do you pronounce "Guadalupe?"
I checked the Merriam-Webster dictionary and found the pronunciation there which is not what one hears in an area with a large population of Hispanics!
I then went to wiki.names and looked up Guadalupe and found this:
Pronunciation: wah-da-loo-pay, gwa-da-loo-pay
A colleague is quite fluent in Spanish and I asked which is more correct? (I use the second pronunciation). She told me that there are diverse dialects and that either could be used but the latter is probably more representative. In any case, she said the "G" is soft and not hard and guttural. Therefore, a native Spanish speaker could easily be understood to be using version #1.