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Originally Posted by zonatandem
Accents: Phils is Brit. Paul's is SuidAfrikaans/Brit. My first English was indeed the 'king's English', a tad different than some of the American dialects . . . whether it's Brooklynese or Missouran or Minnesotan.
Being multilingual (mother tongue is Flemish) Bow-nen would be the correct pronunciation; however there are several dialects within the Flemish language and Bone-en could be another way of pronouncing it.
Boonen does mean "beans" in Dutch . . . and yes, Dutch is sorta similar to Flemish.
It is rather difficult sometimes those pronounce foreign names . . . I know, I've go one of them!
Paul does not speak with an Afrikaans accent.
he is a whenwe, from what was known as Rhodesia
now Zimbabwe, although he may have emmigrated to
South Africa (which is why he is a whenwe. . .when we lived in Rhodesia. . . )
Zonatandem is foreign? I never knew.
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