vijayjohn wrote:dEhiN wrote:I love Bebe Rexha. Her last name is interesting because she pronounces it /ɹɛksa/ but Albanian pronunciation rules make it /ɾɛd͡ʒa/.
Does she really? I wonder whether she knows Albanian and whether she uses that pronunciation on purpose because it's more intuitive to English-speakers.
I'm not sure, but that was my assumption when I first learned this. In fact, if you listen to her sing, she has a particular vocal style that is either intentional or a product of an ability to speak Albanian that has left her with an accent.