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Radio newsreaders and television presenters at Ireland's national broadcaster RTE up in arms at being to words according to the Queen's English. A report in The Irish Sun newspaper claims that RTE's broadcasters have been an A-Z style guide of words which them on how to pronounce certain words in an effort to they are clearly understood. The A-Z comes with audio clips containing elocution lessons of how to "properly" pronounce the "problem" words. An official at RTE the Irish Sun that producers issued the guide to up standards. It said RTE had complaints from the public over how certain words were supposedly .

Irish linguistics expert Professor Raymond Hickey the RTE's actions "internalized colonialism". He his disbelief that Irish speakers were being to use words with an English accent. He said: "The basic issue is RTE its staff to speak as if they were English. Why? We our own form of English, which is different but fully legitimate and worldwide." Professor Hickey some examples of the words Irish presenters are being asked to pronounce with a British English accent. He said: "The Irish don't the TH [in 'birthday'] as a fricative, but as a stop with no breath….The same true of 'news' - the Irish pronunciation is and always has 'nooze'."

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