jeudi 26 septembre 2013

Native speakers pronouncing their own words incorrectly

There's a funny thing that's happened to me a few times, where a native speaker of a certain language (not English) will pronounce their own words incorrectly because they are speaking to ME and they are Anglicizing it.

Examples - French people pronouncing ballet not ba-lay but ba-llette
and the funniest one I got the other day was a native German speaker talking about a "children's garden"... I laughed (when I figured out what he meant) and said, "We call it a kindergarten too!"

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