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Last login: Monday, January 23, 2012
Just heard you piece on the Sundance Film Festival. I noted a bit of a problem with your pronunciation of "Mr. Vasquez's" surname. I assume Mr. Vasquez's surname is of Spanish origin. (I went to elementary school with a "Leonard Vasquez".) The correct pronunciation (phonetic) would be "Vas kez". I believe I heard you say Vas qwez. In Spanish the letter Q and or words starting with Que are pronounced with a hard K ("kay" sound) as in Que pasa?/Que onda? (What's happening?) or queso (cheese). You would not go to a taco shop in San Diego (or the Southwest) and ask for a frijol (bean) and qwezo burrito!
January 23, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.
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