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Re: Pro's & Kin's
> At 11:48 AM 10/14/2003, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> >correct English pronunciation? Do we have to Hispanicize everything
> >just to please some politically-correct pressure groups?
I'm bilingual. I was always taught to pronounce words depending on the
language I'm speaking. Meh-hee-co in Spanish, Mex-ee-coh in English.
Texas in English, Teh-jas in Spanish. Kyoo-bah in English, Koo-ba in
Spanish. Oh...and also with the appropriate accent.
Has anyone noticed also how (particularly with NPR's Hispanic hosts), they
go out of their way to emphasize the Spanish accent (pronounce Lo-pes the
way a Spanish speaker would instead of "Low-pez" the way you'd say it in
English) while reading/speaking in English? It sounds akward, stupid and
affected, especially to a genuine, native Spanish speaker.
Why do they do this?