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dai bread wrote:Only too true. Try telling a Japanese about "karaoke". He'll look at you blankly. He has no idea what you're trying to say. Change the pronunciation to something approaching " carroty" and he'll understand.
I have heard some English speakers try to use French pronunciation of words like "garage", and (my favourite) "questionnaire", pronounced "kesteon air". I've never heard anyone try the same trick with German or, in fact, any other language except Maori.
barfle wrote: And speedometer - Geschwindigkeitsanzeiger.
barfle wrote:If you think the old German word for telephone is strange (and virtually unpronouncable), try the word for "television."
Fernsehapparat - an apparatus for seeing far. No idea what a telescope might be any more.
And speedometer - Geschwindigkeitsanzeiger.
jamiebk wrote:barfle wrote: And speedometer - Geschwindigkeitsanzeiger.
Translated to english, this word actually means..."the little red needle in the center of the dial that has all the numbers on it that tells you how fast you are going"
jamiebk wrote:yup...we're up over $3.00 again and for no reason that I can see. Oil hasn't climed all that much. Just 6 months ago we are at $2.00.
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