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Morpheus
06-06-2004, 05:08 PM
Anyone know how Guillermo is pronounced. I had always thought it was a soft "G", as in Guga, followed by ee air moe. --Gee air moe--But during today's telecast they pronounced it in several ways, none of which matched mine, which came from Spanish class in 5th grade along time ago.

Mary Carillo used a soft G, but used a hard G in the second syllable (Gee Jer mo)

Mac used a hard G but didn't hit the second syllable the same way, as in Jee air mo.

And the other guy said Jermo or something like that.

Of course, you can always say Vilas or Coria (or Bill for that matter).

Phil
06-06-2004, 06:11 PM
I prefer "Willy".

chad shaver
06-06-2004, 09:12 PM
Actually, it's acceptable to pronounce the "ll" as a "y" or as a "j" sound.

It varies from region to region.

Watusi
06-07-2004, 02:31 AM
Gui: as "GUItar"

ller: as "JERRy"

mo as "MOther"

007
06-07-2004, 08:17 AM
I'm hooked on phonics! Well done, Watusi. Are you a fan of Howie Mandel?

Phil
06-07-2004, 06:17 PM
Gi-yaer(rrr)-mo'

Hal
06-08-2004, 06:53 AM
Bud Collins mentioned this very topic in the NBC telecast. He said that in Argentina the double "l" is pronounce as a "j" sound.

Andres
03-26-2007, 09:06 PM
In Argentina, it would be pronounced:

Gui as in Guilty
Ller as in Sherm, or Jerry
Mo as Mother

The LL in Spain is pronounced differently.

forzainter
03-27-2007, 08:15 AM
ghee-ZHAIR-mo
according to atp tennis

diegaa
03-27-2007, 09:39 AM
Bud Collins mentioned this very topic in the NBC telecast. He said that in Argentina the double "l" is pronounce as a "j" sound.


u got that right (in argentina and uruguay the "ll" and the "y" is pronounced as j or sh sound). in other spanish speaking countries, for instance in spain, the "ll" and "y" is a very very soft "sh", almost a "ee" sound.

Andres
03-27-2007, 10:03 AM
ghee-ZHAIR-mo
according to atp tennis
Well, don't believe that. Believe me, diegaa and I know what we're talking about ;)

lorenza
03-27-2007, 10:05 AM
ghee-ZHAIR-mo
according to atp tennis

hahahaha! :D now that is just wrong...

malakas
03-27-2007, 10:08 AM
wow,I pronounced it all wrong.:?
So,it's GheeJermo.:/

lorenza
03-27-2007, 10:14 AM
wow,I pronounced it all wrong.:?
So,it's GheeJermo.:/

time for those spanish lessons sani ;) :p

malakas
03-27-2007, 10:17 AM
time for those spanish lessons sani ;)

Yes please!!:D
Help a friend in need!;) :D

lorenza
03-27-2007, 10:30 AM
Yes please!!:D
Help a friend in need!;) :D

of course, anything for you :D

ilovecarlos
03-27-2007, 10:32 AM
Yes please!!:D
Help a friend in need!;) :D



Sani, do you have room for me in your suitcase? I don't take up too much room :)

lorenza
03-27-2007, 10:34 AM
Sani, do you have room for me in your suitcase? I don't take up too much room :)

what?! if she takes you she is taking me too! :p :p

malakas
03-27-2007, 10:48 AM
Girls,girls..calm down!
I am not sure if I can take you with me....in my suitcase.http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/awww.gif

But we are taking some big boxes of bovine dough with us-if you think you can fit in there http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/shrug.gif :p

I think the best way,is to get in a box and send yourself to Spain!
I have already a receiver in mind!http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m105/bagdaddy_2006/smilies/plotting.gif

lorenza
03-27-2007, 10:57 AM
umm, what is bovine dough? it doesn't sound very appealing, so i think i will just have to send myself there :p