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Old 02-17-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default Why can't you yanks deal with polysyllabic words?

I don't mean all of them, obviously. However, there are loads of words that Americans seem to cut syllables from for no apparent reason.

Hyundai, yanks pronounce it "Hun-dai", actual pronunciation is "Hai-un-dai".

Adam Vinatieri, this obviously should be pronounced "Vin-a-ti-eri", but yanks say "Vin-a-teri".

Sophomore, "Soph-o-more", not "Soph-more".

Manu Ginobili, "Gin-o-bi-li", not "Gin-o-bli".

I'm not having a dig at you colonials, just wondering why you think this is?
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