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    Daniel Vazquez - Daniel Vaskehs

    Sometimes Z is sounds like a S in Spanish. Atleast that is what my American Spanish professors told me.

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    Inspired by my friend and his creative way of saying names I thought I'd create a thread in which tells other how to pronounce some of the more, cultured names in FM.

    I'll start with...

    Nabil Khcharem

    and one that my friend had trouble with was.... wait for it.... Bogdan Stancu!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neji View Post
    Inspired by my friend and his creative way of saying names I thought I'd create a thread in which tells other how to pronounce some of the more, cultured names in FM.

    I'll start with...

    Nabil Khcharem

    and one that my friend had trouble with was.... wait for it.... Bogdan Stancu!
    Hmmm I'd say "nab-eel keh-char-em" and (obviously) "Bog-dan Stan-Choo".

    Listening to Motty in the Euro's though I'm sure there's hundreds of pronunciations! "Villa.....Viyya.....Villya"??

    If anyone knows how to pronounce Balazs Dzsudzsak without getting a headache I'd appreciate it....

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    barl-arsh ds (as in woods)-soods (woods)-sark
    Just a reason that I love my book of 301 Polish verbs.

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    Balazs Dzsudzsak

    I don't actually know but after from hearing it (before they found their pronunciation) I pronounced it as:
    Ba-laz Dzud-zshak
    I can't explain the latter part of the name with letters but I pronounce it like "shack" but more z like. Kinda like a Spanish J on Jack sound. Lol.

    dnt really have 1 for anyone else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by canvey!! View Post
    barl-arsh ds (as in woods)-soods (woods)-sark
    Just a reason that I love my book of 301 Polish verbs.
    Wow, completely different from what I've been shouting for 3 seasons then! I was pronouncing it "Ball-az Dzu-d-zak" no wonder my head hurts

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    If anyone can explain how Pleat can turn Chimbonda into Chimbomba, I'd love to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by geddes View Post
    Balazs Dzsudzsak
    Well if my support of Speedway has taught me anything it's how to pronounce the Poles.

    Balash ju-jak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post
    If anyone can explain how Pleat can turn Chimbonda into Chimbomba, I'd love to know
    Or Benayoun into Benny-noon

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    Victor Manuel Zapata
    Edwin Movil
    Javier Cuero
    Jonathan Buitrago
    Sergio Hellings
    Cillian Sheridan
    Sam Oji


    And thats just my Rushden league two team.
    I dread to think what its like to manage in Colombia.

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    Its awful in Poland, or with my LLM team which has 10/11 polish players is awful!

    No cheering names when I score!

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    NPF - How did you get a signiture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nene_Park_Faithfull View Post
    Victor Manuel Zapata
    Edwin Movil
    Javier Cuero
    Jonathan Buitrago
    Sergio Hellings
    Cillian Sheridan
    Sam Oji


    And thats just my Rushden league two team.
    I dread to think what its like to manage in Colombia.
    Cillian Sheridan = Kill-ian

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    Victor Manuel Zapata = Vick-tore Man-you-ell Zap-at-ta
    Edwin Movil = Edd-win Moh-vill
    Javier Cuero = Jav-ee-ay Qu-air-oh
    Jonathan Buitrago = Jon-a-thun Boo-it-rago
    Sergio Hellings = Sir-gee-oh Hell-ing-s
    Cillian Sheridan = Kill-ee-an Sher-i-dun
    Sam Oji = Sam Oh-gee

    Thats how i'd say them TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal_2111 View Post
    Victor Manuel Zapata = Vick-tore Man-you-ell Zap-at-ta
    Edwin Movil = Edd-win Moh-vill
    Javier Cuero = Jav-ee-ay Qu-air-oh
    Jonathan Buitrago = Jon-a-thun Boo-it-rago
    Sergio Hellings = Sir-gee-oh Hell-ing-s
    Cillian Sheridan = Kill-ee-an Sher-i-dun
    Sam Oji = Sam Oh-gee

    Thats how i'd say them TBH.
    Agree on most of them,however...

    Sergio Hellings = Ser-Geeo Hey-ings (if he's spanish)
    Cillian Sheridan = Sill-ian Shear-i-dun
    Sam Oji = Sam O-sjee

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    Default Re: The 'How Do I Pronounce That?' Thread sponsored by David Pleat

    A regen in my game called Bas Stroek, Dutch
    Don't know if it's 'Stro-ek', 'Stroke' or whatever.

    Another Regen, Iker Bengoetxea, Spanish. I'm clueless on that one!

    Luis Galeano, Paraguay
    Mosaied Awaji, Isreal
    Victor Oulai, Ivory Coast, and finally
    Fernando Rea (not sure if it's 'ree-a', 'ray-ah' or just 'ray'.)
    Last edited by Chrisy177; 14-07-2008 at 21:11. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Luis Galeano, Paraguay
    Mosaied Awaji, Isreal
    Victor Oulai, Ivory Coast, and finally
    Fernando Rea (not sure if it's 'ree-a', 'ray-ah' or just 'ray'.)


    Bas Stroek - Id go for Stro-ek
    I'm not even going to attempt the Spanish one!
    Mosaied Awaji - Mo-Sigh-ed A-Wa-Gee
    Victor Oulai - ???
    Fernando Rea - I'd go for Ray-Ah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neji View Post
    I'm not even going to attempt the Spanish one!
    Lol

    Cheers for the rest

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    Iker Ben-go-et-skier?

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    Llangefni Town is who i'm managing at the moment, but i'm not sure how it's pronounced. I think it's:

    Lang-ih-fen-nee

    But i'm not too sure :S

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    Iker Bengoetxea = eek-er Ben-goh-et-che-a

    tx is prenounced che in basque. sheh if he's catelonian.

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    WooYeah, 'Llan' in welsh is pronounced 'Clan'. Can't tell you the rest of it, I think you're right though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WooYeah View Post
    Llangefni Town is who i'm managing at the moment, but i'm not sure how it's pronounced. I think it's:

    Lang-ih-fen-nee

    But i'm not too sure :S
    I'm sure it's closer to "Clan Gef Knee" but I've a feeling the Welshmen around here will correct me

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post
    If anyone can explain how Pleat can turn Chimbonda into Chimbomba, I'd love to know
    Pleaty actually pronounces it Shibomba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q2thaz View Post
    I'm sure it's closer to "Clan Gef Knee" but I've a feeling the Welshmen around here will correct me
    Never been there myself. However I am an English speaking Welshman. So I would presume its...

    "Llangefni" = Llan - Geff - Nie

    The LL is pronounced like a held, spitting sort of sound. That would cut off, I have family in Llanelli, so I am familiar with the pronunciation of the LL sound. So I would assume that's how one would pronounce that town.

    Though from my Welsh lessons I'm sure that a singular 'f' sounds like an 'English' 'V' sound. Hmmm. To be honest your not far off to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyewackett View Post
    Never been there myself. However I am an English speaking Welshman. So I would presume its...

    "Llangefni" = Llan - Geff - Nie

    The LL is pronounced like a held, spitting sort of sound. That would cut off, I have family in Llanelli, so I am familiar with the pronunciation of the LL sound. So I would assume that's how one would pronounce that town.

    Though from my Welsh lessons I'm sure that a singular 'f' sounds like an 'English' 'V' sound. Hmmm. To be honest your not far off to be honest.
    Aye, it would be LLan-Gev-Nie, with the LL prounced in that special way only welsh people can,
    The missus is Welsh she told me how to say it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canabary View Post
    Iker Bengoetxea = eek-er Ben-goh-et-che-a

    tx is prenounced che in basque. sheh if he's catelonian.
    He was born in Artajona, and his other nationality is basque, so it must be 'che'

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    My mate calls Shevchenko, "Shevanenko". He's just strange though. He just can't seem to say Shevchenko.

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    I am currently stumped on two of my regens:

    Tomotsuna Yazawa from japan (Tom-ott-soona Yaz-zawa is my attempt)
    and
    Fikru Tefera from ethiopia (Thick-roo Te-Fearer is the guess on that one)

    If any one knows better it would help, as both get a fair few goals each season)

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    Ivan Rakitic - Eye-van Ra-sha-tik (that's how BBC pronounced it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhoy View Post
    Ivan Rakitic - Eye-van Ra-sha-tik (that's how BBC pronounced it)
    sounds very english-like to me. Ee-van Raak-itish (Most english can't prenounce the first part of his last name)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canabary View Post
    sounds very english-like to me. Ee-van Raak-itish (Most english can't prenounce the first part of his last name)
    WHS. There's something seriously wrong with the BBC if they pronounce Rakitic's name like that! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lambs View Post
    I am currently stumped on two of my regens:

    Tomotsuna Yazawa from japan (Tom-ott-soona Yaz-zawa is my attempt)
    and
    Fikru Tefera from ethiopia (Thick-roo Te-Fearer is the guess on that one)

    If any one knows better it would help, as both get a fair few goals each season)
    Tomotsuna Yazawa - Tomo-Soo-Na Yaz-owa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmufcwafc View Post
    WHS. There's something seriously wrong with the BBC if they pronounce Rakitic's name like that! LOL
    This might sound stupid, but what does WHS mean?

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    What he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmufcwafc View Post
    What he said
    Ah! that makes sense thanks. ^_^

    I've been wondering..

    Gai Yigaal Assulin ? I was considering G-ai Ji-geal As-sul-in But I'm not sure :/

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    Ive always wanted to know how to pronounce Llasantaffraid (?) as in TNS...

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    The Lambs, your Japanese regen is called To-mo-tsu-na Ya-za-wa :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisy177 View Post
    A regen in my game called Bas Stroek, Dutch
    Don't know if it's 'Stro-ek', 'Stroke' or whatever.
    Stroek rhymes with "shook".

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    Someone should tell Pleat that it's Jose "Bosingwa" not "Boss-swinger".

    Also Teddy Sheringham likes to be called...Teddy Sheringham.
    NOT :-
    Terry Sheddingham
    Teddy Sheridan


    And yes, as someone earlier mentioned - Yossi Benayoun, not "Benna-noon". That always rattles my cage when watching ITV Champions League!

    PS. What does David Pleat actually want? Go away. I'd rather listen to wideboy Ian Wright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chengharry View Post
    The Lambs, your Japanese regen is called To-mo-tsu-na Ya-za-wa :-)
    Cheers, He has performed much better since I started shouting his name correctly and he has green arrows on all his important stats now :-)

    Irronically, I am really tempted to look at his PA, I think he is going to be a monster of a player, he is only 21 and he has better stats than most premier players.

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    Hugo Lloris - Hew-go Li-low-riss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhoy View Post
    Hugo Lloris - Hew-go Li-low-riss
    I pronounce Hugo Lloris - Hew-go Lo-ris, but please correct me if i'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lambs View Post
    Cheers, He has performed much better since I started shouting his name correctly and he has green arrows on all his important stats now :-)
    This could be a new feature in FM 09.... what kind of manager cant pronounce the name of his own player lol

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    I prounced Lloris the same as The Havok, good to know the correct way now.

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    This may seem simple, but Martyn Margarson — as simple as it looks? Mar-gar-son? Or is it some Polish or Eastern European root? Rushden, if anyone is wondering.
    Last edited by 4457; 15-07-2008 at 16:26.

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    Heres some for you...

    Musa Razzaq
    Krzyztof Oslowski
    Lukasz Mieszcsak
    Artur Skiba
    Kamil Waszlusko
    Grzegorz Gorski
    Ariel Okrzesik
    Tomasz Kocizewski
    Lukasz Krymowski
    Waldemar Sotnicki


    Have fun

    Also Bacary Sagna, cant say that!!!

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    No idea how to pronounce this spanish newgen:

    Jon Aurrekoetxea

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    The Hugo Lloris one is how I pronounce it and how people I know pronounce it, not 100% sure though.

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    Yves makabu ma kalambay

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    Yves Makabu ma Kalambay = Yes Mah-kah-boo ma Kah-lamb-bay

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    Dirk Kuyt - Duhrk Koy-t

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    "Aurrekoetxea" Ouch.

    Aw-re-coe-tchea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geddes View Post
    hmmm i'd say "nab-eel keh-char-em" and (obviously) "bog-dan stan-choo".

    Listening to motty in the euro's though i'm sure there's hundreds of pronunciations! "villa.....viyya.....villya"??

    If anyone knows how to pronounce balazs dzsudzsak without getting a headache i'd appreciate it....
    balas sud-jack

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    How about ;

    ~ Lulinha
    ~ Andrei Arshavin (Insert joke about his surname here)
    ~ Petr Cech

    Also, is Dong Fangzhou pronounced Dong Fang-Zoo?

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    I'm pretty sure it's more like Ju-Jack...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sampa View Post
    Balazs Dzsudzsak

    I don't actually know but after from hearing it (before they found their pronunciation) I pronounced it as:
    Ba-laz Dzud-zshak
    I can't explain the latter part of the name with letters but I pronounce it like "shack" but more z like. Kinda like a Spanish J on Jack sound. Lol.

    dnt really have 1 for anyone else...
    OK, here we go

    It's like Ba-lazh (the ending is like the French "J" in "Jean") Dzhu-dzhak (zh like the French "J" mentioned before). The "a" at the end is like the "a" in "car".

    Here you can hear it by a native speaker: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SshFisDh9f0

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4457 View Post
    This may seem simple, but Martyn Margarson — as simple as it looks? Mar-gar-son? Or is it some Polish or Eastern European root? Rushden, if anyone is wondering.
    Anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhoy View Post
    Yves Makabu ma Kalambay = Yes Mah-kah-boo ma Kah-lamb-bay
    Yves is more like "Eves" than "Yes".

    Quote Originally Posted by MJGB View Post
    How about ;

    ~ Lulinha
    ~ Andrei Arshavin (Insert joke about his surname here)
    ~ Petr Cech

    Also, is Dong Fangzhou pronounced Dong Fang-Zoo?
    It's a Chinese name, so it's hard to show the intonations. For all intents and purposes, Dong (with a hard 'o' sound rather than an 'on' sound) Fang (not 'fan', but an 'a' sound as in 'far') Zhou ('Zh' like 'j', 'ou' like the sound in 'over').

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    Lulinha = Loo-leen-ya
    Andrei Arshavin = An-dray Arse-sha-vin
    Petr Cech = Peh-tur Check

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelicanstuff View Post
    "Aurrekoetxea" Ouch.

    Aw-re-coe-tchea?

    Good call - seems about right. I can now say his name without having to slowly read each sylable!

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    One of mine Gorrotxategi? Well confusing. His first name is Eneko so I gave him Eneko as a nickname and call him that.

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    How do you pronounce this one Mr Pleat

    Krb Krallin

    Older members will know what I'm talking about

    Luton Town car park late 70's

    allegedly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhoy View Post
    Dirk Kuyt - Duhrk Koy-t
    Actually, the way the English pronounce Kuyt incorrectly as "Cow-t" for some reason.

    It actually should sound like "Kay-t" or almost like "Kate".

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    Another one that keeps baffling me is the way the English commentators pronounce Rosicky - they have somehow come up with the idea that it should be pronounced "Ros-itz-kee".

    I would have thought it should sound like "Ros-ich-kee" or just "Ros-ick-ee".

    Can someone from Czech Rep clear this up please!

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    Personally, I say ROSS-ICKY but I beleive that the way commentators pronounce it is right. The c is pronounced like TZ on the end of MoriTZ.

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    A couple of Russian ones I get confused with:

    Sergey Ignashevich
    Dinijar Bilyaletdinov

    thanks in advance.

    Great idea for a thread by the way.

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    Emil Kenzhisariev

    Eldor Magdiev

    Maxim Zhalmagambetov

    Morat Suyumagambetov

    those 4 from my AFC Toast side would be appreciated, especially when 3 of them score regularly and one is my star CB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakes View Post
    Another one that keeps baffling me is the way the English commentators pronounce Rosicky - they have somehow come up with the idea that it should be pronounced "Ros-itz-kee".

    I would have thought it should sound like "Ros-ich-kee" or just "Ros-ick-ee".

    Can someone from Czech Rep clear this up please!
    I'm not from the Czech Republic, but "Ros-itz-kee" is correct. In many Eastern European languages the 'c' makes a sound like a 't' followed by an 's' would in English. We often confuse it with a 'ch' sound. But "Ros-itz-kee" is definitely correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LutonNil View Post
    How do you pronounce this one Mr Pleat

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    Older members will know what I'm talking about

    Luton Town car park late 70's

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    I'm REALLY intrigued by this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by sotongomad76 View Post
    I'm REALLY intrigued by this one
    You can't be old enough

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    Nuneaton? it seems like a weird way to spell a name to me

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    Joonas Lehtola, Finnish
    Caeteno, Brazilian
    Monteiro, Portuguese (Probably Mon-teero)
    Cordeiro, Brazilian (Probably Cor-deero)
    Victor Oulai, Ivory Coast (I say it Ool-eye)
    My Spanish star, Iker Bengoetxea (who I pronounce simply 'Ben-GOTcha')
    Nils Peschel, German (correct me if I'm wrong, Neels PEH-shell)
    De Bellis, Bellinzona, Switzerland (not sure if you pronounce the 's')
    Trullet, Argentinian
    Daniel Vazquez, Brazil (Do you pronounce the 'z'?)

    Phew!

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    I'd be crap at helping with this thread.

    I was calling Luca De Simone "Di Sim-ee-oh-nee" for years before i noticed.

    Then when I did, I've continued calling him it because it rolls off the tongue better and i've gotten so used to shouting it at the screen.

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    radicell

    Noon-ee-t-uh-n

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    I'm not from the Czech Republic, but "Ros-itz-kee" is correct. In many Eastern European languages the 'c' makes a sound like a 't' followed by an 's' would in English. We often confuse it with a 'ch' sound. But "Ros-itz-kee" is definitely correct.
    With eastern european names, when the name ends in "ic" its pronounced "itch". For example, Micheal Petkovic (an aussie with a croatian name) is pronounced pet-kov-itch.

    But when the "ic" is in the name and not at the end it may be pronounced differently, thats what i think.

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    Not football related, but name related...one of my friends back in high school pronounced Alexander Ovechkin (NHL player-Washington Capitals for those of you who don't follow NHL) as Alexander Oven-King...he was being dead serious too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barto123 View Post
    With eastern european names, when the name ends in "ic" its pronounced "itch". For example, Micheal Petkovic (an aussie with a croatian name) is pronounced pet-kov-itch.
    .
    Its the same with Names which end in "c" like Kovac. Thats pronounced Kova-tch like nearly a tutting sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by LutonNil View Post
    How do you pronounce this one Mr Pleat

    Krb Krallin

    Older members will know what I'm talking about

    Luton Town car park late 70's

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    I know what you mean, but only because I read about it in one of the old Championship Manager magazines from a few years back. There was a feature on embarrassing things that managers (and players I think) had done...

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    I'll give these a go.

    Joonas Lehtola - Joo-Nas Lay-Tola
    Caeteno - Tricky one maybe Ki-Teno
    Monteiro - Id agree with Mon-Teero
    Cordeiro - Cor-Deero
    Victor Oulai - Ool-Eye is probably what I'd go for too
    My Spanish star, Iker Bengoetxea - Eye-Ker Ben-Got-Chea
    Nils PeschelPeh - Shell sounds about right
    De Bellis - I would think that you would say the 's'.
    Trullet - Troo-Lay(?)
    Daniel Vazquez - Vaz-Quez. I'd think that the 'z' should be pronounced.

    Phew - Fee-ew!

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    [QUOTE

    If anyone knows how to pronounce Balazs Dzsudzsak without getting a headache I'd appreciate it....[/QUOTE]

    Balash zhudzhak
    as in sh but zh instead

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    i dont even know how to spell this guys name but he plays for everton. scored two goals today. Lukas Jutkiewics i think is how it is spelt

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    Caeteno - Tricky one maybe Ki-Teno
    Monteiro - Id agree with Mon-Teero
    Cordeiro - Cor-Deero
    Caetano (not Caeteno) -> Ki-ta-noo
    Monteiro -> Mon-tayroo
    Cordeiro -> Cor-dayroo

    The "ae" is pronounced more or less like the English word "I".

    The "ei" is pronounced more or less like the "ay" in "day".

    The "o" in the end is somewhat like a softer "oo".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PMLF View Post
    Caetano (not Caeteno) -> Ki-ta-noo
    Monteiro -> Mon-tayroo
    Cordeiro -> Cor-dayroo

    The "ae" is pronounced more or less like the English word "I".

    The "ei" is pronounced more or less like the "ay" in "day".

    The "o" in the end is somewhat like a softer "oo".
    Cool that makes sense.

    i dont even know how to spell this guys name but he plays for everton. scored two goals today. Lukas Jutkiewics i think is how it is spelt
    Lukas Jutkiewicz. How to pronounce it? I don't know

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    Loo-cuss Jutt-kee-vics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canabary View Post
    Agree on most of them,however...

    Sergio Hellings = Ser-Geeo Hey-ings (if he's spanish)
    Cillian Sheridan = Sill-ian Shear-i-dun
    Sam Oji = Sam O-sjee
    Sam Oji is Sam Odge-e. (Ex Orient lad)

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    It's Loo-cass Ju-kia-witch. And 4-2 by the way :P Bounce Bounce Amber Army!!!!

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    Frantisek Dvorak ?

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    Fran-tee-sec Dvor-jhak

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    Default Re: The 'How Do I Pronounce That?' Thread sponsored by David Pleat

    just to clear up 2 of these:
    David Villa - in spanish 'll' is pronounced as a 'y' so its Daa-vid Viya
    Lukasz Fabianski - pronounced Wu-cash Fab-ee-an-skee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Walds View Post
    Fran-tee-sec Dvor-jhak
    the "Dv" is the difficult part, how exactly would that be pronounced?

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    I thought Lukasz Fabianski = Loo-kas Fab-ee-an-skee.

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    it seems that in spanish v and b read b when it's the first letter, while ll should read /ʎ/ (ʎ not λ) but people usually read y
    so villa is bi-ya or bi-/ʎ/a
    but does anyone know how to read /ʎ/?

    and for Dong Fangzhuo(not fangzhou) it's do-ng fa-ng zhu-aw

    in chinese, ng is /ŋ/
    so 'ing' is /iŋ/ 'eng' is /əŋ/ 'ong' is /uŋ/ 'ang' is /ɑŋ/ however 'an' is /an/ not /ɑn/

    to make it more practical
    english 'Long' resemble chinese 'Lang'
    english 'Lang' resemble chinese 'Lan'
    english 'Lon' resemble chinses 'Long'

    so don fong zhu-aw is ok

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    It's ( /ʎ/ ) a Y. Like Juan. So be-ya.

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    i made a mistake, english 'loong' is more similar to chinese'long'
    so doong fong zhu-aw

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    Quote Originally Posted by bws4lyf View Post
    the "Dv" is the difficult part, how exactly would that be pronounced?
    Da-Vorak.

    But a really brief Da. Imagine saying Daddy, but where you have the ddy, put the vorak bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauvner View Post
    Its the same with Names which end in "c" like Kovac. Thats pronounced Kova-tch like nearly a tutting sound
    That is not always true.

    E.g. there is a guy playing in Hungary, who's called Orabinec, but the ending is like "ts" in "tsunami".

    So if there is a Č, then the sound itself is /tʃ/ (like in Czech), while if it is a normal c, the sound is /ts/ (like in tsunami).

    Now as the English rewriting doesn't show which one is Č and which one is c, it's much of a guesswork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Walds View Post
    Fran-tee-sec Dvor-jhak
    Close, but it's actually Fran-ti-shek D'vor-jhak.
    The ř in Dvořák is hard to pronounce if you don't speak Czech. It's like a combination of a rolled r and the s from pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neji View Post
    Daniel Vazquez - Vaz-Quez. I'd think that the 'z' should be pronounced.
    Vath-keth.

    Vath is pronounced in the same way as a northerner saying Bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhoy View Post
    I thought Lukasz Fabianski = Loo-kas Fab-ee-an-skee.
    NO definitely Wu-Cash Fab-ee-an-skee

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