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

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how about a turkish player I have, may not be a regen, but I think so:

Cihan Gokce

(the o has the two dots above - umlaut (sp?) in german,)

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Not only a quality goalkeeping prospect but a top bloke to. :cool:

I'm definitely not saying you're wrong, in fact the video proves you're right, but for me as a Dutch person it makes no sense whatsoever that Paris is pronounced Pa-ree and Lloris is pronounced Lo-ree-se :D

I've never see him IRL, only in FM. And in FM he kicks ass, to put it in an Eric Cartman kinda way.

Now screw you guys, I'ma going home.

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Okay, here's one for you. My Utrecht loanee Simon Cziommer. At the moment I'm going with Chee-o-mer, with perhaps a little bit of 'z' on the Ch part.

Any ideas?

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Okay, here's one for you. My Utrecht loanee Simon Cziommer. At the moment I'm going with Chee-o-mer, with perhaps a little bit of 'z' on the Ch part.

Any ideas?

Tsjom-mer is more like it.

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Jag-e-el-ka.

He apparently prounounces it "Yag-E-el-ka", but has gotten used to people pronouncing it as a J rather than a Y.

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CashAmath, welcome to the forums. How would you pronounce Tsjom? :)

Welcome to BlochMcParty too.:)

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How would I say Kirill Kurochkin - he's a Russian regen?

Szabolcs Hustzi - Shab-blosh Hoos-tzee (at least according to German TV)

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Not only a quality goalkeeping prospect but a top bloke to. :cool:

A slight fetish, yes ? :p

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Victor Irineu ?

ee-ri-new or ai-ree-new ?

Depends on where he comes from, obviously, but I would go for the first option.

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Jean " IL" Makoun ?

I always thought it was that too. :confused:

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How do I pronounce "Phil Jagielka". I can pronounce Phil but have no idea about the last name

Ya-gyel-ka

The Poles would pronounce it as Yagyewka.

How would I say Kirill Kurochkin - he's a Russian regen?

Kee-reel Koo-roch-keen.

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Guardado. Is it guard-a-doe?

I tend to say: Gward-ar-doe

though either are prob fine :thup:

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Ya-gyel-ka

The Poles would pronounce it as Yagyewka.

I'm sure it isn't that - I've never heard it said like that.

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I'm sure it isn't that - I've never heard it said like that.

I've heard it being pronounced that way loads of times.

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Victor Irineu ?

ee-ri-new or ai-ree-new ?

Ee-ri-neu

I don't know how "eu" can be represented in English in an accurate way. Maybe something like "eo".

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I've heard it being pronounced that way loads of times.

Maybe I'm reading it wrong :o

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I LOVE this thread. It's important to note that people with different mother tongues will pronounce things differently. If Hugo Lloris moves to Spain he won't be Loree anymore he'll be Yo-rees. But it's nice to know what the original intention is.

Also some players maybe from a certain country but their names will originate elsewhere which means even they may not pronounce it "correctly" - like Jag-ee-el-ka...

Che-Reth. I think. Gotta roll your tongue on the 'r', though.

The first part is more like a hard H sound - like you're clearing your throat a little.

He-reth but don't roll the r. The r is only rolled if there are two like perro (dog) and pero (but).

Canabary explains it perfectly:

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

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

"Aurrekoetxea" Ouch.

Aw-re-coe-tchea?

Nearly - you need to pronounce the middle e:

Ow-re (with a rolling r if you can manage it and re as in red not reach) -ko (like collect) -e (like education not email) -che -a (like apple, not abraham)

Day-vid New-Gent

Day-vid New-Gunt

You get the gist

I think it's New-gent as in gentlemen

I always heard it pronounced Und-love

I always said it End-Love

Love the Pleat-quotes!! When he says Chimbomba I cry like a schoolgirl with laughter. I nearly wet myself reading this:

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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Alan Jag-oi-yev

Gee-org-io Kee-ill-ee-nee

I tend to say: Gward-ar-doe

where's the second "r" coming from?

It's just Gwar-dahd-oh

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Aurrekoetxea

Aw-re-coe-tchea?

Nearly - you need to pronounce the middle e:

Ow-re (with a rolling r if you can manage it and re as in red not reach) -ko (like collect) -e (like education not email) -che -a (like apple, not abraham)

Ha i thought i recognised the name and then i realised it was my player you were talking about from a save-game i haven't played in over 7 months! Well as a tribute to the discovery of knowing how to properly pronounce his name, i'll post a screenshot of the fella in question:

jonaurrekoetxeaprofile.png

I bought him from Bilbao, then sold him to Celtic who in turn sold him on to Inter. Tbh i just always called him Jon :)

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Generally u's in Spanish are silent when they're in front of an e (ue, Miguel is pronounced Meegel, with emphasis on gel and a soft g like in great) or an i (ui, Guillermo is pronounced Geeyermo, again with a soft g and with emphasis on yer).

And about Lloris/Paris and the s in the end, it is only pronounced in some names, never in words that end with s. And the final s is only pronounced in names that originate from Latin, Greek and Catalan amongst others. Lloris is originally Catalan but in French you just say Loris.

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i remember playing CM2 when it was first released and i always signed Thierry Henry, it wasnt untill he transfered to Juventus that i knew how to say his name i used to prounce him as Theory Henry, Henry as in first name

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I tend to say: Gward-ar-doe
where's the second "r" coming from?

It's just Gwar-dahd-oh

I say the "dahd-oh" parts the same as I say "d-ar-doe" parts :D

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Ido Shitrit

Israeli regen.

Just made me chuckle thinking of his first day's training...

ME: "So what's you're name then son?"

Ido: "Ido Shitrit"

ME: "Well I'm obviously pleased you've been potty trained, but seriously... what's your name?"

:)

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Ido Shitrit

Israeli regen.

Just made me chuckle thinking of his first day's training...

ME: "So what's you're name then son?"

Ido: "Ido Shitrit"

ME: "Well I'm obviously pleased you've been potty trained, but seriously... what's your name?"

:)

:D

I think the "Ido" might be pronounced as "Eedoh", but as for the last name, I'm not sure if it'd be pronounced any differently from how it looks. I'd hope so though.

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A dutch player named 'Ties Meijer' is that TEES MIA-AR?

Also this could help some people, only common languages. Prob not exactly correct though, top right hand corner changes the pronunciation.

http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/

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Ido Shitrit

Israeli regen.

Just made me chuckle thinking of his first day's training...

ME: "So what's you're name then son?"

Ido: "Ido Shitrit"

ME: "Well I'm obviously pleased you've been potty trained, but seriously... what's your name?"

:)

Shee-Reet maybe??

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Ido Shitrit

Israeli regen.

Just made me chuckle thinking of his first day's training...

ME: "So what's you're name then son?"

Ido: "Ido Shitrit"

ME: "Well I'm obviously pleased you've been potty trained, but seriously... what's your name?"

:)

That's brilliant.

I still haven't got an answer for:

Ikhtiyor Mamadaliev

Ubeikistan regen.

I pronounce it "Ik-hye-or Mamadal-E-ev". The first name is the hardest part.

I'd also like to know how to pronounce the Bosnian name, Urosevic.

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How do you pronounce Grafite and Dzeko?

I think...

grafite= Graf-eat-eh

Dzeko= Jecko

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Grafite is pronounced "Gra-feet".

Dzeko is pronounced "Dz-ecko". The "Dz" is pronounced like the "G" in "Ginola". It's a soft sound.

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I just watched some youtube videos and the commentators appear to all call him "Grafitsch", I don't really know why but I'm not too great on Portuguese prounciation.

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Jean Il Makoun is Jean 2 Makoun, so probably said Jean Makoun Deux.

Anyway... any hints on Axpilicueta

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sergio AGUERO

DAVID VILLA

DAVID silva

jeremy TOULALAN (sp)

giorgio CHILLINI (sp) plays for juventus

mamadou SAKHO

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sergio AGG-WHERE-OH

DAV-EE VEE-YA

DAV-EE silva

jeremy TWO-LAH-LAN

giorgio KEY-EH-LEEN-EE

mamadou SACK-OH

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So i signed 3 Argentinians and a Spaniard

Zuculini

Piatti

Buonanotte

Concepción

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So i signed 3 Argentinians and a Spaniard

Zuculini

Piatti

Buonanotte

Concepción

Zoo-Chu-Lee-Nee

Pee-A-Tee

Boo-On-An-O-Tay

Con-Sep-Shee-On

haha they are just how i'd say them i guess, no idea how they are properly pronounced, probably wrong :p

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Ok thanks, will look at some YouTube vid's later

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Victor Irineu ?
:thup:

The -eu part is pronounced as e-oo (short u). Similar to 'Beowulf' (beulf)

So it's ee-ree-ne'u (/irine'u/ in IPA). Accent falls on the e.

A rule of thumb for Romanian names: in almost all cases they are pronounced as they are written (phonetic language).

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Ido Shitrit

Israeli regen.

Just made me chuckle thinking of his first day's training...

ME: "So what's you're name then son?"

Ido: "Ido Shitrit"

ME: "Well I'm obviously pleased you've been potty trained, but seriously... what's your name?"

:)

Ee-dó Sheet-reet

There's a newgen called Arild Ryen (Norway)

Also..

Frejlach (Czech)

Cacia (Italy)

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Frejlach is fray-lakh, more or less. "Ch" in Czech is a digraph representing the [x] sound in IPA. Think Bach the composer, loch as in a Scottish lake... a soft sound between "h" as in 'ah!' and "kh" with a silent k.

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