Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"idea" not to be pronounced like "idea-r"

> yuzhoucn said:
> 不少中国人滥用美音的儿音,如China、India、puma、idea这
> 种字里根本就没有r,也去给它附加一个儿音,听起来就很怪。

I can't agree more on that! We should make as many Chinese studying English now as possible aware of this very common and yet easy to correct mistake.

By the way, a former coworker of mine who grew up in Germany always said "data" as if it was dater. But I don't recall he read "idea" as "idea-r".