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Topic: The awesomesauce with Chimerica (Read 27856 times)

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The awesomesauce with Chimerica
Lately we have been inundated with articles about the political entity called Chimerica, an entity likely to dominate the first half of the 21st century. The pundits disagree on how such a disparate union may hold. China is poor and capitalist, America is rich and socialist. China produces, America consumes. Both are instinctively protectionist and isolationists, but are the strongest forces of globalisation.

The secret may be that this union is changing, the Chimerica we see today will not be tomorrow's Chimerica. Will Chimerica's spirit of coopetition remain, or will China and America become rivals? Chimerica often consume more resources, and produce more pollution, than the rest of the world together. Together or separate, how will Chimerica affect our world?

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Re: The awesomesauce with Chimerica
Reply #100
So maybe in this case it is the Dutch
As per Erasmus we say bèta (/'bɛːta/), not beyta.

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Reply #101
I guessed so, but was too lazy to check. Or to be honest, I found it more amusing not to check.

After all the letter was spelled βῆτα, not βειτα, and it was the latter diphthong that covered in this YouTube video.


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(5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /bɛ̂ː.ta/
(1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈbe.ta/
(4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈβi.ta/
(10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈvi.ta/
(15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈvi.ta/

The "bayta" would be ahistorical-ish, but the pan-European "beh-tah" pronunciation would just be a bit old (on the negative end of the year line). This is a pretty nice coverage of the ειvolution of ει:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOqdrWlR4Gw

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But how should Hurricane Beta or the covid beta variant be pronounced?

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A Hollywood/China divorce would be a good thing. The Hollywood blockbusters have largely been miserable last decade, and the Chinese adaptations even worse. And the commercially successful Chinese movies mentioned are all trash.

https://youtu.be/W2J0pRJSToU

Pretty much like US big screen movie glitter has faded, the same goes for Chinese. Watchable content is going online. 

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Reply #103