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Re: Aussiedraco, new Australian pteranodontoid pterosaur



On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 2:58 AM, David Marjanovic
<david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
>>  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.


-- 
Andreas Johansson

Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?