Hartzell wrote:What is the correct romanization for the Taiwanese expression BIG NOSE?
Would "ah dok ah" be appropriate?
Is this considered polite?
mod lang wrote:That k must obviously be silent or spoken on a frequency inaudible to foreigners' ears, because I've always heard it pronounced as "ah-doe-ah" (my phonetic English romanization; long o, 'a' as in 'father'). Where do Taiwanese pronounce it as "a-doK-a"? They certainly don't say it that way in the south of Taiwan. Can you explain what the purpose of having that silent K is in that romanization?
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