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#1 Jun 13th, 2005, 16:46
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i think Hindi has the same problem. in the north they're always asking me "where is your wipe?" and complaining about the "pucking prench preaks!"
#2 Jun 14th, 2005, 00:04
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The various Indian languages have different alphabet -- some are more comprehensive than others and include sounds that are not used in other languages. As a result, some Indians will have difficulty in pronouncing the sounds that may be not common in their mother tounge. Pronouncing the "f" as "p" and "P" as "b" is just the beginning.
#3 Jun 14th, 2005, 00:27
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Just yesterday in Amsterdam a young man at a roti shop told me I owed him pive Euros. Well, it's easily understood which is what language is all about right. It appears though it's the initial F that causes problems, as the later V doesn't. Hm that doesn't match with the kopi though. Forget it.
#4 Jun 14th, 2005, 00:37
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In Hindi there originally was no 'f'. Now it's used for loan words.
You can see that as they reused the letter for 'ph' with an additional dot:
ph: फ
f: फ़
#5 Jul 22nd, 2005, 14:24
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In Bengali ( language spoken in west bengal ) they pronounced alphabet 'a' as 'o'.

So, it is A for Orange, not Apple.

so, if your name is Alex, you may be called 'Olex' by a Bengali.


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