Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
pne

You know you have foreign languages on your brain when…

…you see someone on Facebook using the pseudonymous family name Chaoszicke and your first impulse is not to read it [ˈkaːɔsˌt͡sɪkə] but rather as [xaoˈʂit͡ske], as if it were Polish.

(I blame the ch and sz in close proximity. And having met someone from Poland called Choroszucha which also has ch-sz-.)

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