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Old October 17th, 2011, 12:51 AM   #11421
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do you guys - especially from the postcommieblok - think that 10 m eur / km is too much for a standard highway w/o bridges or tunnels on the puszta?
Average prices per km for new sections of D1 in Slovakia are currently 9.46 million. This doesn't include the most expensive sections, but they still include one tunnel and kilometres of bridges. So I agree, this price for motorway in puszta is basically a theft.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #11422
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This one is from Romania:

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Old October 17th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #11423
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This one is from Romania:
I dunno... but that doesn't sound like Romanian to me

Sounds more like Serbian or something.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #11424
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I remember that I saw that one some time ago (1-2 years) and they were saying that it's in Romania. Anyway, it's funny
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Old October 17th, 2011, 04:11 PM   #11425
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I dunno... but that doesn't sound like Romanian to me

Sounds more like Serbian or something.
Bogdymol has forgotten Romanian. It's Serbian indeed.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #11426
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Old October 17th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #11427
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Old October 17th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #11428
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meanwhile in portugal...

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Old October 17th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #11429
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Meanwhile in Spain...

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Old October 17th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #11430
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #11431
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Google MAps English exonyms

Have you realized now Google has an English (and probably other languages soon to follow) option you can choose to have foreign names written on? In my case, it comes as default and I had to disable it.

Usually, it is mostly harmless if a bit annoying stuff, like Firenze, Venice and Naples for Italian cities.

However, I figured out some German English names that are quire rare lol:

Regensburg => Ratisbon
Braunschweig => Brunswick
Mainz => Mayence

But they kept Aachen, which I realized was known in England formerly by its French exonym, Aix-la-Chapelle
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:39 AM   #11432
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Ratisbon and Mayence are news to me in English; they do exist, more or less, in French. ("More or less" because I think they say "Ratisbonne" for Regensburg. If I were at home, I could check my handy "Petit Robert encyclopédique des noms propres.")
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Zaragoza appears as Saragossa . I used Saragossa once and ChrisZwolle got surprised as he had seen only Zaragoza, and he generated an off-topic on Spanish roads thread.

BTW, in Spanish Regensburg is Ratisbona . On http://maps.google.es exonyms don't appear, though...
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We say Saragoça
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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #11435
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It says Koblenz though, instead of Coblence, and as been said it says Aachen instead of Aix-la-Chapelle


I thought that it was always like that though
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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #11436
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Old October 19th, 2011, 12:38 AM   #11437
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Ratisbon and Mayence are news to me in English; they do exist, more or less, in French. ("More or less" because I think they say "Ratisbonne" for Regensburg. If I were at home, I could check my handy "Petit Robert encyclopédique des noms propres.")
Yes it's Ratisbonne in French.
Zaragoza we say "Saragosse".
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Old October 19th, 2011, 05:50 AM   #11438
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It says Koblenz though, instead of Coblence, and as been said it says Aachen instead of Aix-la-Chapelle


I thought that it was always like that though
The thing is, unless a place is well-known to English-speakers (or speakers of whatever language), the exonym's going to fall out of use: If English-speakers don't have occasion to refer to Aachen very often, they're not going to know its English name is (supposedly) Aix-la-Chapelle. And if enough English-speaking people call it Aachen because they don't know to call it Aix, guess what: Aachen becomes the, or at least a, correct English name for the place.

Frankly, I do know that Koblenz is Coblence in French and Aachen is Aix-la-Chapelle, again in French, but I don't think it would occur to me to use those names in English, unless (for Aachen) it was in a historical context. I'm guessing history books in English still say Charlemagne lived in Aix-la-Chapelle. But that doesn't mean that most readers would know that that's the place called Aachen today.

During the 2006 winter Olympics, American media kept talking about Torino. While I suppose it could have been a matter of (misplaced) respect for the endonym, I'm guessing it was because they didn't know to call it Turin. But Turin's still widely known enough in English - or at least I thought it was - that I found it incorrect and annoying.

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