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Re: Aussiedraco, new Australian pteranodontoid pterosaur
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 2:58 AM, David Marjanovic
>> You must really hate English place names then (ie. Worcester,
>> Greenwich, Gloucester, etc)
> I do. :-)
> Over here, pronunciations that diverge that far* from the spelling would be
> considered part of the local dialect and wouldn't enter into the
> standardized form of the language. Nobody pronounces _Wien_ (Vienna) as if
> it were spelled _Wern_, except the Viennese, and that only when they speak
> their dialect.
To be fair, the Germanosphere has some funky place names too:
Duisburg, Soest, Chemnitz.
Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?