Monday, September 3, 2007

Talking Smart: Foreign Names

Shimizu S-Pulse (Jap.)
Another example when "sh" in Japanese language is followed by "i". In such cases it's pronounced as [s].

Southend United (Eng.)
Although not completely adequate, but it's inevitable to render English "th" as [t] in foreign languages.

Torquay United (Eng.)
The name of this town from Devon should be pronounced as [tor-kee].

União de Leiria (Port.)
"União" is a Portuguese equivalent to Panlatin "union", and should be pronounced like this too: [union].

Vasas (Hun.)
Another name of a Hungarian club to remember well that in Hungarian language "s" alone is read as [sh].

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