wikipedia pronunciation

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Fri Jul 3 14:43:06 UTC 2009

From:    Tom Zurinskas <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM>


> My take is this.  The internet is mainly written in English.  It was
> invented by English speaking people.  English is the lingua franca of
> the world.  95% of the scientific journals are in English, including
> the IPA journal which switched to English in 1970 after being created
> in France and published in French for 90 years.  Thus the
> pronunciation guide used here should be English friendly.  The IPA is
> not.  The majority form of English is USA English, because 70% of
> native English speakers are in the USA.

You invested in an asbestos company recently, i take it?

David Bowie

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