is EXACTLY the same bullshit that had priests and Indian agents renaming not just places but actual Indigenous people.
It’s colonization 2.0
Learning to pronounce these new-to-us orthography is literally the LEAST we can do (incidentally that “7” is a glottal stop, a quick pause. See? Not that hard).
"The alphabet in use today and for the street signs was created using the North American Phonetic Alphabet and is comprised of 36 letters, 22 of which do not appear in the English language" dailyhive.com/vancouver/ubc-…