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Poll: Is it really impolite to use different names for countries?
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Countries have different names in different languages
#11
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 24, 2021 at 3:26 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Have you ever head of counties like Cymru or Shqiperi? 

Of course  I have - and of course I know.
That's one of the points I wanted to talk about.
That's why  I mentioned  Wales, Hungary, Albania.
And you forgot to mention Magyarország.

Btw: If a very stupid person calls my question stupid because it goes over his very narrow horizon, then I know that my question was OK.
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#12
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 24, 2021 at 7:01 am)The Valkyrie Wrote: Then there's the USA.

Do we call it the United States of America?

Or the United States?

Or The US?

Or America?

Or Youelectedwhoasyourpresidentyoudumbfucks?

We don’t call ourselves that.  We lack the attention span to go even a third of the way through that.

(June 24, 2021 at 5:49 am)Dundee Wrote: Countries have different names in different languages.

Now some say that it would be a point of Honour and Politeness to call all  countries be the names that   they use themselves.

What do you think about it?

As an example:
May we say Hungary, or must we say Magyarország, the way the country calls itself?

Not practical.


Especially for multilingual countries that call itself by different names according to the language.   But generally for most countries whose language contain sounds or pronunciation rules substantially different from your own.
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#13
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
Here is a short list of German cities and their names in English

Hameln - Hamelin
Köln - Cologne
München - Munich
Nürnberg - Nuremberg
Regensburg - Ratisbon

Now if those politically correct people are to be believed, the good citizens of those towns should be very offended and insulted and in tears, because somewhere in this world there are some who do not use the "correct" names of their home towns.

Only those who have no idea of how languages work can think of such politically correct nonsense.
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#14
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 24, 2021 at 5:49 am)Dundee Wrote: Countries have different names in different languages.

Now some say that it would be a point of Honour and Politeness to call all  countries be the names that   they use themselves.

What do you think about it?

As an example:
May we say Hungary, or must we say Magyarország, the way the country calls itself?

Correct me if I am wrong, but the white west pronounces "Japan" "Japan" but isn't the native pronunciation "Nippon"?
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#15
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 25, 2021 at 4:45 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(June 24, 2021 at 5:49 am)Dundee Wrote: Countries have different names in different languages.

Now some say that it would be a point of Honour and Politeness to call all  countries be the names that   they use themselves.

What do you think about it?

As an example:
May we say Hungary, or must we say Magyarország, the way the country calls itself?

Correct me if I am wrong, but the white west pronounces "Japan" "Japan" but isn't the native pronunciation "Nippon"?

You’re wrong. The Japanese pronunciation of ‘Japan’ is ‘Japan’. The Japanese name for Japan is ‘Nippon’ or ‘Nihon’

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#16
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
Dundee...The Endlessly Offended.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#17
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 25, 2021 at 4:50 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(June 25, 2021 at 4:45 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Correct me if I am wrong, but the white west pronounces "Japan" "Japan" but isn't the native pronunciation "Nippon"?

You’re wrong. The Japanese pronunciation of ‘Japan’ is ‘Japan’. The Japanese name for Japan is ‘Nippon’ or ‘Nihon’

Boru

Oh my Thor, how would I know, I was only married to a Japanese woman. Trust me, they don't pronounce "Japan" "Japan" that is a western pronunciation. The name for Japan as you said is "Nippon" or "Nihon". "Japan" is a western mispronunciation.
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#18
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 25, 2021 at 4:43 pm)Dundee Wrote: Here is a short list of German cities and their names in English

Hameln - Hamelin
Köln - Cologne
München - Munich
Nürnberg - Nuremberg
Regensburg - Ratisbon

Now if those politically correct people are to be believed, the good citizens of those towns should be very offended and insulted and in tears, because somewhere in this world there are some who do not use the "correct" names of their home towns.

Only those who have no idea of how languages work can think of such politically correct nonsense.

My home town is An Baile Meanach, and I’m not remotely offended when people call it Ballymena.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#19
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 25, 2021 at 5:28 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(June 25, 2021 at 4:50 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: You’re wrong. The Japanese pronunciation of ‘Japan’ is ‘Japan’. The Japanese name for Japan is ‘Nippon’ or ‘Nihon’

Boru

Oh my Thor, how would I know, I was only married to a Japanese woman. Trust me, they don't pronounce "Japan" "Japan" that is a western pronunciation. The name for Japan as you said is "Nippon" or "Nihon". "Japan" is a western mispronunciation.

No, ‘Japan’ is a Western name.

If you say to a Japanese, ‘Say “Japan”,’ you’ll hear ‘Japan’. If you ask them the name of their country, you’ll hear ‘Nippon’.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#20
RE: Countries have different names in different languages
(June 25, 2021 at 5:28 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(June 25, 2021 at 4:50 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: You’re wrong. The Japanese pronunciation of ‘Japan’ is ‘Japan’. The Japanese name for Japan is ‘Nippon’ or ‘Nihon’

Boru

Oh my Thor, how would I know, I was only married to a Japanese woman. Trust me, they don't pronounce "Japan" "Japan" that is a western pronunciation. The name for Japan as you said is "Nippon" or "Nihon". "Japan" is a western mispronunciation.

She (your ex-wife) did get her green card for her trouble, didn't she?
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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