Something has struck me as odd for a number of years. While I see the respect intended in pronouncing a country’s name and cities “correctly” I think there needs to be some consistency….
If Pakistan is pronounced “Paakistaan” by our current president then Moscow should be “Moskvaa” and Japan “Nippon”… respect is respect after all and should be extended to all country’s, right?
While this is truly a non-issue, it’s just funny. Past politicians have been made fun of for their accents. What about fabricated accents? Just sayin’.
So, how does a President decide which country gets “move favored pronunciation status” and which do not?