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[log in to unmask] writes:
>Right.  But that's exactly what I'm talking about:  English speaking
>people
>using English, which happen to have words that have been borrowed, and
>assimilated into English.  Your comment sounded in this context like you
>were disparaging other English speakers' speech simply because they don't
>pronounce e.g. <rodeo> as [rodeo] but as [roudiou].

Sorry i wasnt clear as to what I was speaking about. I'm not patient in a
language class when people should have learned pronunciation. But day to
day, i excuse it because well, theyre not speaking a foreign language
then. For instance, my uncles from Kansas came here and said "San Jose" as
"san josie".  It amused me, but I let it pass, because normally when i'm
not trying to speak Spanish, i dont even say the names as they would in
Spanish (to me, i feel like i'm being pretentious). .

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