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Your English 61 Language Snobbism

In this episode, I suggest we all become "language snobs" to help each other learn foreign languages. In many countries, pronouncing "borrowed" words as they are spoken in their language of origin makes you sound like a snob. Thus people change the pronunciation to make them conform to the sounds in their own tongue.

On the contrary, in a land such as Sweden using foreign words with the genuine and original pronunciation is considered the norm and in no way makes you a snob. It is more a way of showing respect for other languages besides our own. I hope you agree with me.

We may sound like snobs in the beginning, but if people could get used to treating foreign words by honoring their correct pronunciation, this would help language learning programs immensely.

Best,

Marianne

Your English 61 Language Snobbism

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