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JustBob June 30th, 2013 7:24pm

Do you feel it is rude to not pronounce words like they do in their originating countries, (pronouncing the J in jalapeno)?

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Jungle in the dog house
06/30/13 5:40 pm

It's not rude, but pronouncing the J in jalapeño sounds pretty ridiculous.

06/30/13 6:32 pm

On the other hand, it is pretty ridiculous when someone speaking english trills their "r's" when saying a random Spanish word

tmacsurprise no pictures just numbers
06/30/13 4:24 pm

I don't think it's rude to fit into the typical dumb American stereotype. I just feel like the dumb American stereotype if I don't at least TRY to sound right. Plus they make fun of you in front of you if you don't try.

Keldeo Laverre City
06/30/13 1:25 pm

I always try to. Being of Mexican decent, I face palm at the pronunciation Americans give to some of our food.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
06/30/13 1:50 pm

Ever hear the French pronounce hamburger? Do you feel the same for other countries pronunciation of American words?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
06/30/13 5:18 pm

Lol, it doesn't sound like it was meant to

06/30/13 1:06 pm

When you go to a non English speaking country, do they all adopt American accepts when saying your name or other English words?
No, because they know its silly.

06/30/13 1:08 pm

Accents - not accepts.
Screw you, autocorrect.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
06/30/13 1:51 pm

Oops, said the same thing above, sorry

06/30/13 1:00 pm

No, how many of you can say København (Danish for Copenhagen).

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 3:56 pm

I wish we had an audio button. I'd love to hear you say it!

06/30/13 4:33 pm

Try this
Choose from English to Danish. Enter Copenhage (yes without the n, not sure why but when I enter the n, the suggestion is wrong). It should then suggest København. There's an option to hear it.

06/30/13 4:34 pm

It's accurate. I've used this many times, it's fun to hear other languages.

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 5:00 pm

That worked perfectly, thank you. I like the sound of it. I am a language person (I teach Spanish) so I am always interested in hearing different ones.

06/30/13 5:11 pm

Interesting, I knew you're a teacher but not Spanish. If you're interested google has a translate app. It works pretty well.
Danish is difficult to speak because we don't say what we write, like English some letters can give very different sounds

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 5:31 pm

I have used that app before. Well, my students complain about Spanish being so hard and it is pretty phonetic. I can't imagine teaching them Danish then! :)

06/30/13 5:59 pm

I don't speak Spanish, but my brother speaks some and he has said it's easy because it's phonetic

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 12:35 pm

I think it is only rude if you are purposely doing it to someone's name. Otherwise, it just makes you sound kind of dumb if done with a common word.

leary Dulag Luft
06/30/13 12:32 pm

Might be a little ignorant but I wouldn't think rude.

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 12:27 pm

Its not rude it just sounds idiotic