I want to go MAKДOHAЛД’C

Ever wonder how to pronounce Russian words like: компью́тер, студе́нт, па́спорт? Actually they aren’t that hard as Gadling teaches you to read the Cyrillic alphabet in 5 minutes. I took longer.

And that’s I want to go McDoanald’s in the title.

By the way, why is it “pronounce” but “pronunciation”?

What English sounded like to Japanese

This is interesting. It’s a recording of a Japanese kid trying to sound like he is speaking English. He speaks in what he thinks English sound like.

I hear people trying to speak inventive Tamil language before so hears how others think English sounded like.

This is what English REALLY sounds like

Ama… um… the Iranian leader

John McCain’s botched attempt yesterday to say “Ahmadinejad”. BBC says you supposed to say it this way:

“Today’s pronunciation is Iranian President Mahmoud AHMADINEJAD (sometimes also spelt AHMADINEZHAD). Our recommendation is mah-MOOD ah-mad-in-uh-ZHAAD (-h is pronounced in ‘Mahmoud’ and in ‘Ahmadinejad’) based on the advice of the BBC Persian Monitoring team.”

(BBC via Chicago Tribune)