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Zubenelgenubi is a the alpha (brightest) star in the constellation of Libra. The name comes from the Arabic az-zubānā l-janūbiyy meaning "Southern Claw" which indicates it was previously seen as the southern claw on a scorpion. You will sometimes see it written 'Zuben elgenubi', but this makes no difference to the pronunciation. I would think it would be best written as 'Zuben-el-Genubi' which would help with pronunciation and give a nod to the etymology of the word, but that's just my opinion.
I have followed the Wikipedia IPA suggestion on this pronunciation. I don't always agree with their pronunciations, but in this case it it makes sense.
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