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    Quote Originally Posted by cigar95 View Post
    How big a group is T&FN taking?
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    about 75
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    How does it compare to past WCs, if that's not a secret?
    Comparable to Daegu, but well off 100s to European sites, which are an easy sell to mainstream tourists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jshapco2 View Post
    . . . . I have a masters in history and couldn’t tell you a thing about Doha and I would wager most of the world couldn’t tell you where it is on a map. Yes, I am ignorant, but no fans at Track meets and the sport dies.
    Perhaps one thing that will come out this week is a definitive resolution of how to pronounce the name of the country? (I gather that it's actually somewhere in between the two common versions we hear.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cigar95 View Post
    Perhaps one thing that will come out this week is a definitive resolution of how to pronounce the name of the country? (I gather that it's actually somewhere in between the two common versions we hear.)
    We say
    Kuh-tar

    Euros say
    Cutter

    They say
    Gutter (as close as we're gonna get to their phonetics)

    Since the Arabic letter qof/qaf doesn’t exist in most European languages, an approximation is necessary. The closest in English is “gutter”. Definitely not “ka-TAR” as is frequently heard.
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    Over here you often used to hear something like "KWA-tar" but now it tends to be more like "KAT-er".
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    As one who did the English announcing at the '10 World Indoor I can tell you they were quite happy with something I would describe as closest to kh'utter
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    As one who did the English announcing at the '10 World Indoor I can tell you they were quite happy with something I would describe as closest to kh'utter
    A few years back I worked with a number of Middle Eastern nations, and picked up a wee bit of Arabic. Your pronunciation is as close as a non-native speaker can get without starting the first letter somewhere down your throat.
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    I remember being taught "KWAY-Tar" in school.

    I hear them use "cutter" on the news.
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    Ghatar
    like gurgle water then "atar". Do not try too hard or you may choke
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    A number of years ago 60 Minutes did a story about Qatar. I think it was Ed Bradley who asked a local official how to correctly pronounce the name of his country if you are English speaking. The reply was clear and easy to understand: cutter, like a diamond cutter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    May '91, and I'm guessing that's what cladthin was subtly referring to
    Correct that's what I was making reference to-thanks.
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