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OT: code-switching (was: Re: new Klingon spelling)

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Sunday, January 4, 2004, 19:52
E fésto Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>:
> To me, it sounds pretentious/snobbish - and in many cases is > incomprehensible - when, in the middle of normal unaccented idiomatic > English, someone (<koff>Trebek</koff>) breaks into another language's > phonology just to pronounce the name of a country where that language > is spoken.
Watch Spanish-language TV in the US and pay attention to the commercials. The dialogue is in normal unaccented idiomatic Spanish, but the product names are generally all pronounced in standard English. *Muke! -- E jer savne zarjé mas ne Se imné koone'f metha Brissve mé kolé adâ.


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>