Who pronounces foreign words like PASTA right? 🇺🇸 or 🇬🇧?


A discussion of the different ways American and British English pronounce loanwords from other languages.

The Harry Potter logo is Ukrainian Гаррі, not Russian Гарри. Ой.

Thanks to @Teverell for Vigo, Kent, another Spanish placename in the UK. Various commenters pointed out Gibraltar.

Yes, I did measure Australian ‘pasta’ too, with its fronter ‘father’ vowel, but I ran out time to include the data in this video. More at AusE in future!

Vietnamese from https://forvo.com/

Mahler bust, photo by Johann Jaritz, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
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Spanish America map by Nagihuin, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license
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Every time Spock said ‘fascinating’

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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