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YAEPT: How you pronunce foreign place names

From:Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>
Date:Sunday, January 21, 2007, 11:57

Eugene Oh <un.doing@...> schrieb:

> 1. Attempt to pronounce it as close to the native as > possible
Which would be Beijing, /pæ\IN_M/ according to my Chinese dictionary.
> 2. Use English rules of pronunciation to read it [beIdZIN]
If speaking English, then yes.
> 4. Pronounce it otherwise?
German: Peking /"pe.kIN/
> Ditto for "Paris", "Seoul", "Kagoshima", "Iraq", > "Madrid", "Havana", "São Paulo" etc.
German: /pa."Ris/, /se."ul/, /*, /i."Ra:k/, /ma."dRIt/, /ha."vAna/, /sAU) "pAU)lo/ Carsten *) Where goes the stress? Is it analogue to /hi." or is it /ka.go." Where is that city, anyway? That's by chance not the same as Hiroshima, or is it? -- "Miranayam kepauara naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes) Palayena, Sanam 16, 2316 ya 13:46:13 pd (Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 12:27:27 pm)


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>