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Re: YAEPT: How you pronunce foreign place names

From:Kinetic <kinetic_wab@...>
Date:Monday, January 29, 2007, 15:10
> Another test. How do you pronounce "Bach" (the composer)? Some English > speakers say /bAx/ (often with the /x/ strongly emphasized) where the > normal Anglicized pronunciation is /bAk/.
/bax/, though not with as over-emphasised a /x/ as a lot of people. Less often /bak/, depending on who I'm talking to. Definitely never /bA:x/ or /bA:k/ though. K.