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I asked a fair question.but your answer has interesting implications

Let's just start by preferencing my comments here. I am, politically speaking, a mostly very liberal person. And maybe I am reading waaaaaaay too much into this. But you offer an answer that I actually find a bit disturbing in a very "woke" PC way. Another poster made an astute assertion. The correct pronunciation is whatever the person who bears the name wants it to be. We can take that a bit further and say that the parental opinion has some weight too. after all they are the ones who named that person. They should know what they meant.

The idea that people are now taking it upon themselves to "correct" a long time *aleged* mis-pronunciation of the name of an extremely well known artist who has been around for decades is something I find a bit troubling. Unless Martha Argerich herself came out and said "my name is pronounced Marta" there simply is no reason to change the pronunciation....other than this wierd, misguided (IMO) PC diversity motive.

I am all for diversity. I am all for respecting peoples' right to self identify. And I am all for respecting other cultures. But unless Martha herself asked for this it has the foul stench of PC wokeness going off the tracks.

Clearly it is NOT a big deal. BUT that has been my hunch from the get go.


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