USA memory championship word event

For the word event, I was wondering what happens if you don’t know how to pronounce the word correctly but you know what the word is? Can you spell the word out to prove that you know it or no? It would be unfair to get eliminated just because you couldn’t say the word.

I’m not sure how they do it. If no one posts an answer, you could probably ask the organizers here:

I’m guessing that you could say, “I’m not sure how to pronounce it but it is spelled ____”, and then at least give an attempt at pronouncing it. Everyone would see that you have the information memorized. :slight_smile:

Ok will do and thanks. That makes sense just because you can’t say doesn’t mean you don’t know it.I wonder if any has every had that problem before.