I have always found it somewhat amusing that the Brits will say something like can’t with that softer a but when saying a word, though Spanish, like taco they say “tacko”.
You’ve hit upon one of my pet peeves, lol! The Brits refuse to pronounce ANYTHING in the language of origin. It all has to be translated back into Brit-speak. Thus, tacos becomes “tackos,” pasta becomes the dreaded “pass-ta,” the name Sophia is pronounced So-Fie-ya and on and on and on.
I recently had to correct a British actor friend of mine that the name Cesare is NOT pronounced Chez-AR-ray but
Chez-a-RAY, as it is pronounced in Italian. They are a strange, inward-looking breed.
There’s a proud academic tradition of anglicizing the pronunciation of Latin words.