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re: German Noises?
Poster: Dick Eney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Wed, 18 Jun 1997, Efenwealt Gugler wrote:
> >>And then there's Eogan MacAlpin who maintains that words from foreign
> >>languages should be pronounced like English words. (Only sissies roll
> >>their "r"s and pronounces those throaty german "chhh" noises.) I just
> >>thought he'd like to see his name mentioned here too.
Aside from the example of Winston Churchill ("everybody has the right to
pronounce foreign words as they wish"), there's a consideration that a
linguist once pointed out to me: if I pronounced French as I would
English, French with a smattering of English could guess at what I thought
I was saying. If I tried to pronounce it in what I thought the French
fashion, they could neither understand what I was saying nor guess what I
was trying to say.
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