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messi30 Post time: 2016-8-29 14:13
Oh boy, in every thread you post here , you show up you inner resentments with the world.

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In Arabic speaking countries, Arabic TV Anchors pronounce "Foreign"names in ARABIC e.g "Charles" Arabic pronounciation is " "Sharles" ( there is no "CH" as in "Charles", in Arabic it is "SH"..... ).
Now, that is the genius of the language. Would Mr. PNP like to hang them all ?

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seneca Post time: 2016-8-29 17:15
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Very well said !

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pnp Post time: 2016-8-29 14:11
Note, I take issue with news anchors  not with ordinary folks on either side. They are broadcastin ...

First specify which local accent and pronunciation should become the international standard that everybody should adopt.
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seneca Post time: 2016-8-29 17:15
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Wrong, foreign anchors can get Chinese names right with a bit of effort!  Mike Walter of CCTV America used to pronounce Hangzhou as 'hang'zhou when broadcasting from Washington D.C. but yesterday he was in Hangzhou to cover the G20 Summit, and what a pleasant surprise, he actually got the right pronunciation this time!  Obviously someone must have pointed out his error to him.  Or, could it be that he has been following our discussion here?

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fatdragon Post time: 2016-8-29 19:06
First specify which local accent and pronunciation should become the international standard that e ...

Please, it has nothing to do with accent!  Pronouncing Mr He(her) as Mr He, as in he/she is a straightforward error!
Speak Chinese like the Chinese do, not like the Westerners do!

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