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Re: Hurricane Isaias

Posted by SLRT on Sat Aug 1 12:52:26 2020, in response to Re: Hurricane Isaias, posted by Spider-Pig on Fri Jul 31 18:57:22 2020.

I'm an advocate of calling place name (and trying to pronounce them) as they're pronounced locally: Koln not Cologne; Moskva not Moscow; Beijing not Peking or Peiping (I go back a bit); Deutschland not Germany; Munchin nor Munich; New York not Nueva York.

I obviously make some leeway for the unavailability of umlauts and such, but at least we get some idea of how these names are said. I mean my wife can pronounce most German and my daughter Cyrillic Russian but most people shouldn't have to go to language class just to pronounce some damn hurricane.

I would like them to adopt the (new when I was in the service) international alphabet. At that time able baker charlie became alpha bravo charlie.

So this is hurricane India-20.



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