2008/02/12

Hot potatoes

How difficult is it to pronounce Kolkata ?

"We shall be arriving in Kawlkota shortly , please fasten your seat belts ,yaddayaddayadda.."
"We shall be arriving in Kolkotta shortly , please fasten your seat belts ,yaddayaddayadda ..."
"We shall be arriving in Kawlkotta shortly , please fasten your seat belts ,yaddayaddayadda ...
"We shall be arriving in Kalkotta shortly , please fasten your seat belts ,yaddayaddayadda ..."

Its Koal kaata , with the T soft for god's sake.

11 comments:

hillgrandmom said...

Thanks, that was a big help :)

The Weekend Blogger said...

When ever I hear people mis-pronouncing "Kolkata" , I cringe and I wish that we were still " Calcutta" to the world....it had a nice ring to it.

"Kolkata" is something more personal...something for those who know and love the Bengali language.

Just like our "bhaalo" and "daak" naam concept that all Bongs live with !

dipali said...

I cringe at Air 'de-can' too.
Eejits can't say deccan(:
Poor Kolkata(:

eve's lungs said...

HHG - Dont dare forget it .
WB - I so agree with you
Dipali - De Can to rhyme with Pe can - must be some vague accent they teach these girls at airhostess academies

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Oh, we should so rant about this some time soon!

J.A.P.

La delirante said...

My tongue is still twisted :) Kawlkota...Kawlkota :) I am trying! :)

Have a great week!

Dipta Chaudhuri said...

So reassuring to find there are more people who feel like slapping them when they say Kawl-kata!

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