The Corner


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.


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