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Dec 6, 2008 01:07 PM

Menu Pronunciation Online Reference?

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. 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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    1. re: 1sweetpea

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