Today I met a foreigner. I hardly know what they look like anymore. Almost none live in my area.
Anyway, he mentioned a place called (COW Shung) Kaohsiung.
At least in my circle, we’ve always ignored the K of the name and pronounced it with the G. But then again, the only foreigners I know and see every day is me. so I don’t know. ICRT pronounces it with a G as well.
So, here is the question. Who is the fool that put the K in the G spot for Gaohsiung. “Taibei”, “Taipei” No problem people often confuse p and b. But K and G, impossible. It doesn’t even sound remotely alike.