Guillermo butchered

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  1. Morpheus

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    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).
     
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  2. Phil

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    I prefer "Willy".
     
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  3. chad shaver

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    Actually, it's acceptable to pronounce the "ll" as a "y" or as a "j" sound.

    It varies from region to region.
     
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  4. Watusi

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    Gui: as "GUItar"

    ller: as "JERRy"

    mo as "MOther"
     
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    I'm hooked on phonics! Well done, Watusi. Are you a fan of Howie Mandel?
     
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  6. Phil

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    Gi-yaer(rrr)-mo'
     
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  7. Hal

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    Bud Collins mentioned this very topic in the NBC telecast. He said that in Argentina the double "l" is pronounce as a "j" sound.
     
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  8. Andres

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    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.
     
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    ghee-ZHAIR-mo
    according to atp tennis
     
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    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.
     
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  11. Andres

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    Well, don't believe that. Believe me, diegaa and I know what we're talking about ;)
     
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  12. lorenza

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

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    wow,I pronounced it all wrong.:?
    So,it's GheeJermo.:/
     
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  14. lorenza

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    time for those spanish lessons sani ;) :p
     
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  15. malakas

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

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    of course, anything for you :D
     
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    Sani, do you have room for me in your suitcase? I don't take up too much room :)
     
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  18. lorenza

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

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    Girls,girls..calm down!
    I am not sure if I can take you with me....in my suitcase.[​IMG]

    But we are taking some big boxes of bovine dough with us-if you think you can fit in there [​IMG] :p

    I think the best way,is to get in a box and send yourself to Spain!
    I have already a receiver in mind![​IMG]
     
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  20. lorenza

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    umm, what is bovine dough? it doesn't sound very appealing, so i think i will just have to send myself there :p
     
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