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    Re: International star name pronunciations
    From: Peter Hakel
    Date: 2021 Jun 21, 02:35 +0000
    NAT KING COLE ROUTE 66 - YouTube

    My native language is Slovak, whose orthography is rather phonetic, so I would pronounce Betelgeuse as "Beh-tehl-geh-oo-zeh" (with a hard G as in "golf"). So, I am applying Slovak pronunciation to a Roman transliteration of an Arabic word - what can go wrong? :-)

    Peter Hakel

    On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 05:41:15 PM MDT, David C <noreply_davidc@fer3.com> wrote:

    Gary wrote

    On a related point, it drives me nuts when I hear military types pronounce the final "e" in cache.

    Gary it drives me nuts when Americans refuse to pronounce route correctly. Is it because root is considered a naughty word? How do you pronounce Route 66? I have the radio on in the background and fortunately the announcer used the correct pronounciation of route when discussing road closures due to flooding.

    To stay on topic I will ask how the publishers of the Air Mileage Handbook (1953) pronounced Route.

    I know of at least two ways to pronounce pronounciation    ............   I had better shut up as I am getting way of topic!


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