I don't want to be obtuse (and I'm sorry if I'm micromanaging or metadiscussing or any other buzz-word for nitpicking --- my intention isn't to be annoying it's just to clarify something)... but how does Theravada sound like Fare-Evader?
I thought Theravada was pronounced like this:
Tear A Vard Ah
Tear (like what you do to paper, another word for 'rip'), A (you know that one), Vard (rhyming with 'lard'), ah (you know that one too).
Am I wrong? Have I been pronouncing Theravada wrong for so long or is there an accent where Theravada sounds like Fare-Evader?