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

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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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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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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?

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

Yves is more like "Eves" than "Yes".

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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"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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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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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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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

I'm REALLY intrigued by this one

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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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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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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.

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Its the same with Names which end in "c" like Kovac. Thats pronounced Kova-tch like nearly a tutting sound

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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

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

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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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 :D

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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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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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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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i made a mistake, english 'loong' is more similar to chinese'long'

so doong fong zhu-aw

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

NO definitely Wu-Cash Fab-ee-an-skee

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