Gary Barlettano wrote:
Which syllable gets the stress? (I'd start a poll, but I'm sure Otto will know.)
In the following N.Y. Times article about Tokaji Aszú
Eric and Florence do not seem to agree!
The first thing Asimov definitely gets wrong is "aszú" which he pronounces as "ashew" (or "ajew"), while in fact it's "assew".
The second problem is "puttony/ok/os". He says "puttonyo" which is always wrong. One hud is one "puttony" (pronounced somewhe like "putton"), the plural is puttonyók (more than one hud), and the adjective is (3/4/5/6) "puttonyos", (3/4/5/6)-"hud-ly".
The third problem: he addresses an "Aszúeszencia" as "Eszencia", which is not the same. But the pics render the bottles well.
Citing Florence: "KiralyudVAR" in fact is stressed "KIRalyudvar".
"Hétszölö" and "Szölöbirtok": Foggetaboutit (re pronunciation).
Hungarian is not *that* easy — I dont speak it myself, although my name is Hungarian, of course ...