German phonetics blog/Deutsches Phonetik-Weblog

John Wells links to a German phonetics weblog, Phonetik. It is anonymous (Dirk Olbertz is responsible for blogger.de, not for the blog – see comments). It has a particular interest in the pronunciation of foreign names – for instance, it would have us pronounce Marilyn Monroe in the U.S. rather than the British way. My old Wells Phonetics dictionary gives three British versions and one American ending.

I wonder what he or she would think of the Germanization of Rosamunde Pilcher? (You have to register to comment, and my old antville registration doesn’t seem to work, and in any case I write too many rubbishy comments).

LATER NOTE: the Phonetik blog has kindly commented on this – see note to my earlier entry.

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