Talk:Don Quixote

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Pronunciation

I hesitated to add the 'quick-sote' pronunciation, but I have heard it used by academics discussing the work and so I think it should be given. It's the traditional English pronunciation - if we're going to ignore tradition and go with modern Spanish, why spell it with an x?--CPalmer 11:25, 6 November 2008 (EST)

We're going with the modern Spanish pronounciation because it's a Spanish work, and the spelling because that's how it's spelled in the works. Since it's a Spanish work, wouldn't using the English pronounciation be ignoring tradition? HDCase 11:26, 6 November 2008 (EST)
What academics did you hear using a bad pronunciation? Just because they're academics doesn't make them authoritative on Spanish. EternalCritic 11:43, 6 November 2008 (EST)
I'm wary of answering this as I've often seen people having their credentials questioned here. But I studied DQ at university, and several of the older professors would use that pronunciation. There are many fictional characters whose names have anglicised pronunciations, including Don Juan and Beatrice from the Divine Comedy. That said, I admit that the Spanish version is more common in this case, which is why I put it first.--CPalmer 13:36, 6 November 2008 (EST)
I apologize if it sounds harsh, but unless a credible authority on Miguel Cervantes (with references) says that it is perfectly acceptable to butcher the pronunciation and call it should stay as is with the proper pronunciation key. Another option i would find acceptable is removing the pronunciation key altogether to remove the issue completely.
Found a reference - an authority on English rather than on Cervantes. Also made clear that it's more of a traditional alternative.--CPalmer 14:19, 6 November 2008 (EST)
Checked reference. Did not support the pronunciation. In IPA that pronunciation would be kwik-sut. Edited accordingly. EternalCritic 14:51, 6 November 2008 (EST)
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