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March 7th, 2007 at 01:30pm

Important Notice: In the light of the news that people have died in this accident, including at least one journalist, the following email may seem insensitive, and possibly be seen to be in bad taste. Please bear in mind that this email was sent prior to such information being known, and I can now only wish those involved, and all of their family and friends, all the best. End Notice

Hello John, Kate and friends

Terrible news about the plane crash in Yogyakarta, one can only hope that the reports of people being trapped in the burning plane are incorrect. At least we know why the news got out so quickly though…you wouldn't expect anything less from a plane full of journalists and diplomats.

I do find the pronunciation of Yogyakarta interesting though. Last time it was in the news the majority of the media were pronouncing it by the alternative spelling Jogjakarta…and now everyone seems to have reverted to the Yogyakarta spelling. Perhaps somebody should call the Indonesian embassy and find out the official pronunciation and spelling as it is silly to refer to it by both names depending on which gets used first in a story.

Best wishes,

Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Canberra

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  • 1. kaydo  |  March 8th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

    When I was in Yogyakarta about 10 years ago, we were told to pronounce it “Jogjakarta” – or “Jojya” as the locals called it. Definately spelt with a Y though.

    Oddness I agree.


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