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Saigoneer Podcast: Diacritics in English Writing; the Da Nang Covid-19 Outbreak

The podcast is back after taking a few weeks off!

On this week's show, we begin (1:08) with a conversation about our recent decision to use diacritics in Vietnamese names on the Saigoneer website. What are the benefits of using the language to its full extent, and what does the fact that most websites publishing in English don't use diacritics say about our relationship to Vietnamese?

Then (21:16), we look at the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak centered on Da Nang — how has this development impacted daily life in Saigon, and what do we think of the protective measures being taken here?

As always, we close with Bánh Mì Banter (31:38).

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Let us know what you think of the show, and have a great week!

Extra links discussed this week:

Hẻm Gems: Cô Khanh's Vegetarian Banquet and a Trip Down Memory Lane (Saigoneer)

Anglicising Asian names: another form of racism? Just ask Phuc Bui (South China Morning Post)

Why a 'Strange and Nerdy' Book About Eels Is Making Waves (The New York Times)

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