Saturday, September 03, 2005

Pronunciation Linguist

About 2 days ago i saw on the BBC website, vacancies for "Pronunciation Linguist". Read the job scope, etc and thought to myself, how very interesting!

Today, i briefly watched a table tennis match on telly, Waldner vs Ma Wenge. The commentator had no problems with the Swede's name. But Ma Wenge became Ma V-air-ng Gay. Poor guy. i wonder how he feels about being called a VainGay.

This is why we need Pronunciation Linguists.


At 30/11/07 14:17, Anonymous Anonymous said...

most people are too stupid to be able to work out pronunciations any other way.


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