As an aussie I know we say things a lot different to the way you guys pronounce things but this one is a beauty. We are taught that if a word has two constanants in the middle of it then the vowel before it is a short sounding vowel. Eg if you are "bugging" me you are bug-ging me, certainly you are not bewging me.
However in the case of a word also being the name for something this rule can vary. I have always called it "cum-min" but my mother corrected me and said I should be saying "Queman", so of course I started doing that to keep her happy and then my son told me that it should be "cum-min" as it had always been.
So which is it and why I ask you? Lets vote on it...
I AM SIMPLY GOING TO GO WITH A MAJORITY RULES .