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--- "Ph.D." <[log in to unmask]> schrieb:

> While we're on the subject of pronouncing foreign
> place names, how do you pronounce Kabul, the
> capital of Afganistan?
> 
> When the Soviets invaded Afganistan in the 1980s,
> newscasters called it /kA'bul/, but after the United
> States occupied it after Sept. 11, newscasters now
> pronounce it the same as the English word "cobble."

According to my standard 'Midwestern' American English
accent, I say [ka."bul] (in narrower phonetic
transcription, [k_ha."buw5]).


		
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