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  1. Newbie
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    while reading ?

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    While reading names , should I read it in its English pronunciation or in its normal pronunciation? .
    For example . Bach , in English it is /bak/ but in German it is different .

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    Re: while reading ?

    If you are lecturing in English, why should you use a different pronunciation that the audience is not used to?

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    Re: while reading ?

    Use the native pronunciation.

    For example, we say "Hey-zues" not "Gee-zus" when we refer to the Hispanic names "Jesus."

    Americans often have trouble with the "ch" sound like Bach or Loch, but we do our best. We would NOT say "back" like the part of the body.

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    #4

    Re: while reading ?

    Quote Originally Posted by yosuf View Post
    I am a student ,



    While reading names , should I read it in its English pronunciation or in its normal pronunciation? .
    For example . Bach , in English it is /bak/ but in German it is different .
    It depends on who you are talking to. Everybody is a critic, so know your audience.

    My advice, use the pronunciation that feels right to you.

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