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RealJames wrote:When I tell my friends here (inJapan) that westerners say ケリオキ instead of カラオケ it always gets such a huge laugh
And when I tell other Australians that in Japan Perth is "paasu" and Sydney is "shidonee", I also get a laugh. In fact the pronunciations of many words get mangled as they pass across language boundaries. Think about the usual American pronunciation of "Notre Dame", for example.
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