pronouncing players names.. (1 Viewer)

Meow

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Jun 8, 2003
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#43
Nope.

Actually I told other guys and gals WHERE I work in another thread...not too long ago,,,

I'm off for a game of tennis now...see u tonight
 

Ivy

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Jul 16, 2003
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#45
++ [ originally posted by Meow ] ++
I'm still not sure how to say Legro's name though...

I followed Martin's info but the resulting sounds are funny for me....Probably that's typical for a Chinese who knows nothing about the Italian language...
:LOL: ok, so it's not only me :cool: and yeah, i think you're right about the typical chinese who know nothing about Italian thing :LOL:


but anyway, just read his last exlpanation. The one with the "jerk" thingy. I diddn't understand too until he wrote that, then i finally got it....... i think..... :D
 

Meow

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Jun 8, 2003
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#46
The problem is I feel that long [ee] and the e in "jerk" are totally 2 different vowels....does it mean Legro's name should be pronounced as:

le-gro-ta-lee-er (minus that retroflex r sound)
 

Ivy

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Jul 16, 2003
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#47
++ [ originally posted by Meow ] ++
The problem is I feel that long [ee] and the e in "jerk" are totally 2 different vowels....does it mean Legro's name should be pronounced as:

le-gro-ta-lee-er (minus that retroflex r sound)
well, if you ask me, yes. But also minusing a huge gap betwen your lee and the er.

:LOL: if i am picturing this right in my mind you're saying some thing like Legrotalee...............er because you and i are not sure of the last bit so we tend to think while pronounce it so it becomes really weird.

So it's like there's a different sound between lee and er but don't drag the gap between them.

Do you get what i mean???
 
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Gandalf

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Jul 28, 2003
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  • Thread Starter #48
    ok.. what about montella.. I heard that "double L" is pronounced as y.. montella= monteyya..???

    are there any portugease here..? I heard some comentators pronounce luis figo =luish vego.. and nuno gomez = nuno gomesh..?
     

    Meow

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    Jun 8, 2003
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    #49
    ++ [ originally posted by Sunshine ] ++


    well, if you ask me, yes. But also minusing a huge gap betwen your lee and the er.

    :LOL: if i am picturing this right in my mind you're saying some thing like Legrotalee...............er because you and i are not sure of the last bit so we tend to think while pronounce it so it becomes really weird.

    So it's like there's a different sound between lee and er but don't drag the gap between them.

    Do you get what i mean???
    Yes! I understand everything now.

    LEGRO from now on.:D
     

    Martin

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    Dec 31, 2000
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    #50
    ++ [ originally posted by Meow ] ++
    The problem is I feel that long [ee] and the e in "jerk" are totally 2 different vowels....does it mean Legro's name should be pronounced as:

    le-gro-ta-lee-er (minus that retroflex r sound)
    YES!

    ++ [ originally posted by Al Harbi ] ++
    ok.. what about montella.. I heard that "double L" is pronounced as y.. montella= monteyya..???
    NO!! :D
     

    gray

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    Apr 22, 2003
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    #51
    ++ [ originally posted by Al Harbi ] ++
    ok.. what about montella.. I heard that "double L" is pronounced as y.. montella= monteyya..???
    :confused: I've never heard this before, except maybe in spain, where i hear clubs pronounced as "Viyyareal, Seviyya, Mayyorca"

    are there any portugease here..? I heard some comentators pronounce luis figo =luish vego.. and nuno gomez = nuno gomesh..?
    The pronouncing 's' as 'sh' is common, but I'm not too sure about vego :confused:
     

    Dragon

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    Apr 24, 2003
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    #52
    ++ [ originally posted by Al Harbi ] ++
    ok.. what about montella.. I heard that "double L" is pronounced as y.. montella= monteyya..???

    are there any portugease here..? I heard some comentators pronounce luis figo =luish vego.. and nuno gomez = nuno gomesh..?
    the double ll pronouced as a y is a sound only made in spanish, ive never seen that in italian and it is montella, the double l just gives it a harder l sound but never the y

    the spanish from spain will say luish, gomesh, etc because making a "sh" sound when pronouncing s is a very particular thing people from spain do. but figo's name would be luis and a correct form to pronounce his last name would be vego. hope that helped
     

    Dragon

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    Apr 24, 2003
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    #53
    ++ [ originally posted by gray ] ++


    :confused: I've never heard this before, except maybe in spain, where i hear clubs pronounced as "Viyy areal, Seviyy a, Mayy orca"
    some spanish people (from spain) do that sound, and argentinians/chilenians (?) too, but the correct way to pronounce it would be:
    villareal: viyareal
    sevilla: seviya
    mallorca: mayorca

    in spanish the double l sound is like a y
     

    Slagathor

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    Jul 25, 2001
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    #56
    ++ [ originally posted by Al Harbi ] ++
    ok.. what about montella.. I heard that "double L" is pronounced as y.. montella= monteyya..???
    NO! Montella is just Montella

    are there any portugease here..? I heard some comentators pronounce luis figo =luish vego.. and nuno gomez = nuno gomesh..?
    Luis Figo = Lou-ees Fee-gou

    Nuño Gomez = Nun-yo Go-medz (not sure about the dz sound though :undecide: )
     

    Slagathor

    Bedpan racing champion
    Jul 25, 2001
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    #60
    BOUDEWIJN Zenden

    Bau-deh-wyne

    Emphasis on first syllable.

    PS - the au sound is pronouced like in the name Bauer. Does anyone here watch the hit-series 24? :D
     

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