[ I joked that Americans wouldn't be able to pronounce Ssanyong ]
That's certainly news to me. If Americans mispronounce
those names, it's the fault of whoever transliterated
them into English. What's the point of transliteration
unless it accurately communicates the way words are
supposed to be spoken?
(Americans mispronounce "Honda?")
I remember reading somewhere, I think in _AutoWeek_ when
Hyundai first hit the U.S. market back in '87, that the
name wasn't actually pronounced with a silent "y" as
Americans are accustomed to saying it. But the company
was promoting this polite fiction because it felt "HUN-
day" would be less alien-sounding and easier on the
American tongue than "HYOON-die."
"Calling Bush a draft-dodger, which he is not, will join
the Democrats' list of other cogent, reasoned arguments,
It's a Korean car. It's a little lost in translation. But s is different
then ss translated from Korean. (I speak Korean) Yes, they use MB engines
in some of them. They even have their Rhino on the front, along with the MB
emblem, it's kinda cool.
Soem info about the SsangYong Chairman 600
can be found on my site at
The Chairman must not be sold in the EU - but e.g.
was sold in Poland (and a friend once caught me
a Chairman brochure in Polish).
Other models like the Rexton were also sold in the EU.
Once MB had a small stake in Ssangyong (5 per cent?)
that`s why they gave the license for the old inline-6
320 engine plus the W124 E-class chassis.
Juergen MBSPY webmaster http://www.mbspy.com
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