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i actually had to ask my spanish teacher how to pronounce joaquin :p

its hhhh (that horrible spanish sound at back of throat) ah-keen

dirk kuyt?

one minute its k-oi-t, next its k-ow-t... im confused :S

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i've always called him Bwon-nan-ott, i'm not sure whever you pronounce the e though

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i actually had to ask my spanish teacher how to pronounce joaquin :p

its hhhh (that horrible spanish sound at back of throat) ah-keen

dirk kuyt?

one minute its k-oi-t, next its k-ow-t... im confused :S

stick to callin him Dirk!! we dont have the right sounds in english to pronounce his name accurately...

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i've always called him Bwon-nan-ott, i'm not sure whever you pronounce the e though

Yes, I think you should pronounce it.

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i just remembered another one i have difficulty with....(Adrian) Mutu?

is it moo-two? or mew-two?

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Can someone clear something up: Micah Richards is pronounced 'my-kah' isn't it?

A friend of mine says 'me-kah' and I'm pretty sure it's my-kah.

Sorry if it's been brought up, I tried checking the thread but there's so many names I just got confused!

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Can someone clear something up: Micah Richard is pronounced 'my-kah' isn't it?

A friend of mine says 'me-kah' and I'm pretty sure it's my-kah.

Sorry if it's been brought up, I tried checking the thread but there's so many names I just got confused!

I'm pretty sure that different Micahs pronounce it different ways. As for Richards, I don't know. I've always said 'My-kah', though.

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Koldo is, well, Koldo. No problems there.

Intxausti would be pronounced "In-Chow-Stee".

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yives mak-car-boo ma kel-em-bay

It's eve not yives.

As a kid, I always wondered how to say 'Peter Ndlovu'. I heard people, including the man himself, say 'Under-love'. But I just never bought that. Especially as I'm sure I vaguely remember him saying even he wasn't sure how it was pronounced!

I've heard it pronounced "un-luv". I don't know what's correct though.

From the previous page, "Cillian" is very simple. The C is a K sounds not an S sound. So it's Kill-ee-an.

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Krzysztof Dowhan?

Tomasz Cywka

Those are my two most dubious ones,

'kshish-tof

'tsif-kah

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For the people who are wondering how to pronounce Dirk Kuijt:

Deer(like the animal)-k

Koh(the oh as in OH my god said by a Scottish homosexual)-t (So not an oh as in hOtel, or sOUp, or hOYte)

You have to say the Deer very quickly, because the i in Dirk is proncounced as a short vowel.

Same goes for the Koh.

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So Dirk is basically said in a Scouse accent?

What about Spanish club Xerez?

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

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about buonanotte..having him italian origins i suppose it should be read in the italian way:

BU (as in "bush") ON (as "on") AN (as,i suppose,for "anfield") OT (as "lot",with a strong T) TE (as i suppose is "teheran")

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Ikhtiyor Mamadaliev

Ubeikistan regen.

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

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For the people who are wondering how to pronounce Dirk Kuijt:

Deer(like the animal)-k

Koh(the oh as in OH my god said by a Scottish homosexual)-t (So not an oh as in hOtel, or sOUp, or hOYte)

You have to say the Deer very quickly, because the i in Dirk is proncounced as a short vowel.

Same goes for the Koh.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Pronunciation_of_names_of_soccer_players_from_the_Netherlands

Useful link

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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'.)

The oe is pronounced as the ou in you.

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kuszcak (sp)

sun jihai (i say j-i (soft J and i as in I ) )

mpenza (i say em-penza)

corluka/modric (are the c's said as 'ch' or 'k')

loads more but cant remember them :p

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Let's say some club names:)

Penrhiwceiber (Wales)

Satoraljaujhelyi (Hungary)

Stal Rzeszow (Poland)

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OK, so I've done my best to translate a load of the ones mentioned.

Fernando Rea = Fernando Ray-Ah

Bas Stroek = Bas Strurk

Gai Yigaal Assulin = Guy Yee-gahl Ass-ooh-lin (or Ass-ooh-lanh if he's French-speaking)

Hugo Lloris - Hugo Law-ree

Krzytof Oslowski - Kristof Oz-loff-skee

Lukasz Mieszcak - Lucas (or Wucas?) Mee-shack

Yvas Makabu Ma Kalambay - Eve Ma-KA-boo Mah Kallam-bye

Peguy Luyindala - Peggy Luh-yin-dala

Guilherme - Gill-erm-ay

Miralem Pjanic - Mirra-lemm Pyan-itch

Per Weirauch - Pear Vye-rowk

Zdravko Kuzmanovic - Z-Drav-Ko Kuz-Man-O-Vitch

Johann Djourou - Yo-Han Zhu-roo

Bryan Bergougnoux - Bryan Ber-gon-yoo

Buonanotte - Bwo-na-not-tay

Hope I helped :)

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Omer Ozcelik - Turkish, obviously. I gotta praise the lad but I can't say his name!

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I've got this Romanian who's first name is 'loan'.

But i've realised that the FM font has tricked me and his name is actually 'Ioan'

Any ideas how to pronounce?

That's Yoe-ahn.

Found out recently after reading something with Ioan Gruffudd saying how his name is really pronounced.

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In Spanish, x = ch.

So it's surprisingly easy.

Yep, so that lad Xisco who is going to NUFC from depor should be referred to as "Chisco", if the commentators have done their homework. Mind you, over the years, commentators have disagreed on Solskjaer (Sol-shar, Solsk-shara), Cantona (hard and soft 'o') and Ndlovu (Nud-love, Underlove) to name but 3.

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Fernando Rea = Fer-nando Re-yah

Bas Stroek = Bas Stok

Gai Yigaal Assulin = Guy Yigal ass-oolin

Hugo Lloris - Hugo Loris

Krzytof Oslowski - Krysee-tof Osloski

Lukasz Mieszcak -Lucasz Misack

Yvas Makabu Ma Kalambay - eve Maka-boo ma kalam-bay

Peguy Luyindala - Peggy loo-in-da

Guilherme - Gooli-herm

Miralem Pjanic - Mirror-lem Pyanac

Per Weirauch - Peer Weer-ouch

Zdravko Kuzmanovic - Zid-Ravko Kaz-man-ovitch

Johann Djourou - Yo-han Di-J-oroo

Bryan Bergougnoux -Bryan Berg-owg-noo Bee-on-anot

Buonanott

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ok an easy one for the native english speakers bit i still wonder how to pronounce Vaughan? thks.

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ok an easy one for the native english speakers bit i still wonder how to pronounce Vaughan? thks.

It's pronounced 'Vorn'.

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Great thread :thup:

But I m not too sure about lloris..

Isnt it pronounced more like yoris ? I think it is with the basic french that i know. Hugo Yoris.. correct me if i m wrong..

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Razwan Rat

Llansantffraed (sp?)

Cwmbran

I think the first one is like Rats-Van Rat. Not sure, I thought that's how they pronounced it in Euro 2008.

Great thread :thup:

But I m not too sure about lloris..

Isnt it pronounced more like yoris ? I think it is with the basic french that i know. Hugo Yoris.. correct me if i m wrong..

Nah, the ll=y thing is Spanish I think, not French. I think that the s is like e though, so lor-ee?

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I'm pretty sure that different Micahs pronounce it different ways. As for Richards, I don't know. I've always said 'My-kah', though.

My mate knows him and he says it's My-cah so I call him that.

Pleat annoys me with his botched pronounciations. By the way I've heard him call Yossi 'Benya-noon'.

Here's one - Tomas Cwyka (sp?)

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How would I pronounce, Cem Acar?

He is Turkish

I think his first name is pronounced 'Chem' with the Ch being like 'Cheese' and not 'chemist'. 'Acar' could be still 'A-car', or it could be 'A-sar)

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Eduard Tymchyshyn (Ukrainian)

Koldo Uriguen (Basque)

Wouter Linger (Dutch)

Thanks in advance. That first one is driving me nuts, and the last doesn't look like it should be that difficult, but I'm battling internally between a few differing pronunciations.

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Eduard Tymchyshyn (Ukrainian)

Koldo Uriguen (Basque)

Wouter Linger (Dutch)

Thanks in advance. That first one is driving me nuts, and the last doesn't look like it should be that difficult, but I'm battling internally between a few differing pronunciations.

Edward Time-Chee-Shy-in

Koldo Uri-gwen

Vow-ter Linger

These are all complete guesses btw.

I've always thought Srna as Sir-Nuh.

EDIT: And, btw, thanks TomK for bumping such a fab thread. :D

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Gotta say, the one I struggle with, quite strangely perhaps is the German football team (and town) Aue. I groan every time they win promotion to the Bundesliga because I'm the kind of FM player who likes to do commentary out loud or read out full time scores or whatever and I just really struggle with that one - there just isn't enough substance there for me to get my teeth into! The word is over before I've managed to get more than half a sound out :o

Aue's pronounced kinda like owe, only with a bit more distinct "a" sound in the start and a little more stress on the "e" sound in the end.

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I've actually always wondered how you pronouce Nacer Barazite.

Oh!, and how the hell do you pronounce Per Weirauch?! (Danish youngster at Chelsea.)

Nacer Barazite I'd say: na-ser ba-ra-sit

Per Weirauch:

Per's a difficult one since the "e" sound in his first name doesn't exist in English. Closest you can get is probably pair (but no "i" sound tho, and a little more "e" than "a")

His last name would be: Vai - rau (au sounds like the "o" in how) and then, uhm, end with something that sounds like you're clearing your throat, it's a german ending. Sounds kinda like "gh" but a bit sharper

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Right, time to help with the Welsh I think!

The welsh letter LL is an unvoiced english L, so you move your tongue as for an english L, but instead of vibrating your voicebox you just breath out. With that sound in mind, it's

LLan-GEV-knee

LLan-sant-FRIED

As for Cwmbran, welsh W is a vowel sound similar to an english oo, and the a is long, so it's

Coom-BRAHN

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