Monday, October 10, 2016

RTÉ's Chemnitz

RTÉ is badly mispronouncing the German city of Chemnitz. It's pronounced Kemnitz and not Schemnitz, as the national broadcaster is pronouncing it.

The old name of the city was much easier to get right: Karl Marx Stadt.

Very few words in German begin with a c. Maybe that explains the mispronunciation.

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