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Re: Look what I found!

Postby furrykef » Tue 06.07.2011 6:49 pm

Can't imagine why anybody would pronounce it "moe-key", aside from false analogy with Italian... and people generally don't know the rule for Italian in the first place. (For example, the brand "Freschetta" is clearly intended to be a play on "fresh", but it would be pronounced "fres-ket-ta" by an Italian...)
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Re: Look what I found!

Postby RealJames » Tue 06.14.2011 11:04 pm

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 :)
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Re: Look what I found!

Postby jimbreen » Wed 06.15.2011 12:33 am

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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Re: Look what I found!

Postby ダラゴスちゃん » Thu 06.16.2011 6:47 pm

Man that's annoying! >.>
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