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Hi,

Eugene Oh <[log in to unmask]> schrieb:

> 1. Attempt to pronounce it as close to the native as
> possible

Which would be Beijing, /pæi_L.dz\IN_M/ according to my
Chinese dictionary.

> 2. Use English rules of pronunciation to read it [beIdZIN]

If speaking English, then yes.

> 4. Pronounce it otherwise?

German: Peking /"pe.kIN/

> Ditto for "Paris", "Seoul", "Kagoshima", "Iraq",
> "Madrid", "Havana", "São Paulo" etc.

German:
/pa."Ris/, /se."ul/, /ka.go.Si.ma/*, /i."Ra:k/, /ma."dRIt/,
/ha."vAna/, /sAU) "pAU)lo/

Carsten

*) Where goes the stress? Is it analogue to /hi."RO.Si.ma/
or is it /ka.go."Si.ma/? Where is that city, anyway? That's
by chance not the same as Hiroshima, or is it?

-- 
"Miranayam kepauara naranoaris." (Kalvin nay Hobbes)
Palayena, Sanam 16, 2316 ya 13:46:13 pd

(Sunday, January 21, 2007 at 12:27:27 pm)