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Since we have diverged into how the English pronouce things and cooking, my favorite mis-pronouncing I've heard from folks in the UK is "paella" - a Spanish dish. In the UK most folks pronouce the two L's as L's. In Spanish the two L's is more of a single "Y" sound.
And to balance that with a food word mis-pronounced in the states, it's "gyro". Many people in the US pronounce it like the start of gyroscope. The Greek folks I know pronounce it more to rhyme with "hero", just about how most folks pronouce the EU currency EURO.
How many Euros for a decent gyro and a side dish of paella?
Edit: posts 42-43 already got it.
I pronounce Alekhine as "a-loh-kin". Scheveningin as "skev-eh-ning-gen". Not sure if either are correct.
It would appear this is not so much a problem nowadays, so here it is:
You should not have any problems with it, except with the ''Arab g.'' It is actually not that hard, just act like you are throwing up. You can also imitate a goose if that works for you.
Nice, I've been correcting Scheveningen correctly.
Can someone delete this thread
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