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11-08-2006, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Kafka View Post
I never understood why city names changed depending on the language you speak. Montréal is Montréal (when you have a keyboard allowing you to type it this way), Moscow or Moscou isn't right: it's Moskva (as long as you don't have access to the Cyrillic alphabet). Germany isn't right either, nor is Allemagne.... should be called Deutschland.... and it goes.... Don't get me wrong, French and English are doing it.
Because pronounciations change depending on language...Letters are pronounced differently, phonetics are different...And different languages require different parts of your toungue to speak, and different speach techniques. It's hard to pronounce something one way if you normally speak differently...

Example: Western languages use the tip of your toungue, but in China they don't, which is why you see many Chinese people struggle with speaking English even after they've been speaking for years.

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