A Radio Derb listener has chid me for
• mispronouncing “Kurbanguly Berdymukhammedov,” the name of Turkmenistan’s new president,
• omitting the president’s patronymic (i.e. middle name).
I am sorry. I did my best with the pronunciation. The patronymic is Maylikgulyyevich.
In future references I shall be sure to identify the president by his full name: Kurbanguly Maylikgulyyevich Berdymukhammedov. I am sure my colleagues will follow suit.