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Re: How you pronunce foreign place names

From:Steven Williams <feurieaux@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 6:45
--- "Ph.D." <phil@...> schrieb:

> While we're on the subject of pronouncing foreign > place names, how do you pronounce Kabul, the > capital of Afganistan? > > When the Soviets invaded Afganistan in the 1980s, > newscasters called it /kA'bul/, but after the United > States occupied it after Sept. 11, newscasters now > pronounce it the same as the English word "cobble."
According to my standard 'Midwestern' American English accent, I say [ka."bul] (in narrower phonetic transcription, [k_ha."buw5]). ___________________________________________________________ Telefonate ohne weitere Kosten vom PC zum PC: