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
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