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Menu Pronunciation Online Reference?

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JonL Dec 6, 2008 01:07 PM

Does anyone know of any site that covers international menu pronunciations for a mono-lingual American? I hate covering my mouth and mumbling when I'm in over my head (linguistically) or saying "I'll have that mussels and french fries thing" because of my struggles with the the proper names.
This is the sort of amazing resource I've become accustomed to finding on the net except that in this case I'm just not finding it.

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  1. 1sweetpea RE: JonL Dec 6, 2008 01:25 PM

    I don't know of such a pronunciation key, but I've travelled a lot and I have a decent ear for foreign languages and accents. As an editor, I am frequently called upon to provide phonetic breakdrowns for difficult-to-pronounce words. You could post a list of your most feared food terms and I'll do my best to be thorough (and accurate). I'm sure others, particularly if they speak the language in question, will be more than willing to offer their two cents.

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      JonL RE: 1sweetpea Dec 6, 2008 06:35 PM

      Thanks. That's good of you. Don't really have anything in mind right now. A general quest.

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