nucular and Latino

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Wed Nov 14 19:50:25 UTC 2001

In a message dated 11/14/01 10:37:12 AM, preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU writes:

<< Funny you should say that Steve when, in fact, US treatment of most
foreign words is considerably closer to the original (at least in
gross vowel quality, although obviously not in detail) than, for
example, British English treatment of the same stuff. >>

I agree that the Brits mangle foreign words more than Americans. But my
comparison was between what Americans do to Spanish versus other languages.
They seem to show Spanish pronunciation more respect that they do that of
other languages. Maybe they're just more familiar with Spanish.

Steve Boatti

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