If you think Cwm Befi is hard to pronounce, you should see some of the other place names in Wales!
They're a great source of confusion for English tourists. Here are a few picked out of my UK road atlas:
Cefngorwydd, Pontrhydfendigaid, Gwyddgrug, Llanfair Clydogau, Llanllyfni, Llanynghenedl, Llanymawddwy,
Glyndyfrdwy, Llanssantffraed-Cwmdeuddwr, Betws-y-coed, Ysbyty Ystwyth.
That's enough to make any English spelling checker give up in despair!
The common LLAN- prefix in Welsh is pronounced something like "clan", but you need to make a strong a "huh" sound as you pronounce the hard C.
Makes those Maori names look quite simple, doesn't it?
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 06-08-2003).]