Name miss-pronunciation

Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
I love to hear the Spanish channels say "Rodge-air Feather Air"

oh yes. priceless.
by the way, didn't djokovic himself confirm on national TV during wimbledon that his name is pronounced 'joke-a-vich'?

i think i even have it on DVR...
 

TheFifthSet

Legend
It's Jock-o-vich.

The 'Jock' is pretty unfounded. The Serbo-Croatian pronounciation is roughly 'Jo-Ko-Veech' (I'm Serbian), so it isn't Jock-o-vitch . . . . yeah, I know names are anglicized, but still, that's just so far off, 'Jo-Ko-Vitch' makes more sense.
 
The 'Jock' is pretty unfounded. The Serbo-Croatian pronounciation is roughly 'Jo-Ko-Veech' (I'm Serbian), so it isn't Jock-o-vitch . . . . yeah, I know names are anglicized, but still, that's just so far off, 'Jo-Ko-Vitch' makes more sense.

But it's not Joke-o-vich. It doesn't have the "ou" as in "joke" sound. I'm not sure exactly how to anglicize it. Joh-koh-vich maybe.

(I'm even more Serbian than you)
 
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15_ounce

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I am always annoyed when Jim Courier is commentating for Australian Open in Channel 7 Australia. He talks too much and when he says "Andy Murray" he says it " AND - DEE - MRRR - REE " instead of "UN - DEE - MAAR - REE (that's how I often hear it in BBC tv anyway).
 
heheh . . . to vec znam, ovde sam par nedelja i vec sam to primetio.



i shoulda refrained from learning english in my youth, my native tongue is slipping. :)

Right now, both my English and Serbian are slipping.

Nemoj previse da se upustas u rasprave. Ovde ima jedno 3-5 Djokovicevih fanova i preko 50 Federerovih koji ne mogu da smisle Noleta (osim nekoliko izuzetaka). Ako se previse raspravljas, verovatno ces se iznervirati i onda ces biti banned. hehe
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
In Polish her name would be voz-nee-ats-kee...although she's not Polish, is she?[/QUOTE]


She has Polish parents, was born in Poland, but is now a Danish citizen.

You got the pronounciation right...most commentators don't.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
Radio Tennis amateur commentator..

This guy with a droning, monotonous voice called Safin Satan for the entire match!
 

TheFifthSet

Legend
Right now, both my English and Serbian are slipping.

Nemoj previse da se upustas u rasprave. Ovde ima jedno 3-5 Djokovicevih fanova i preko 50 Federerovih koji ne mogu da smisle Noleta (osim nekoliko izuzetaka). Ako se previse raspravljas, verovatno ces se iznervirati i onda ces biti banned. hehe

pokusat cu, veruj mi . . . al majstore, nece uvjek biti lagano. :shock:
 
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Sentinel

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oh yes. priceless.
by the way, didn't djokovic himself confirm on national TV during wimbledon that his name is pronounced 'joke-a-vich'?

i think i even have it on DVR...
There was once a long thread on this. I think wikipedia has an audio.
No, i am not getting into the fray of how to pronounce his name, i dont think i can put it in English. ;-) (if i can even exactly remember).

The DJ is more like ZH from what i remember.

Since someone mentioned Murray, was it the AO or TMC or where where they call him MOOOOOOOOOOO-RAY, and they really drag the MOOO as long as they can.
 
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Deleted member 21996

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Right now, both my English and Serbian are slipping.

Nemoj previse da se upustas u rasprave. Ovde ima jedno 3-5 Djokovicevih fanova i preko 50 Federerovih koji ne mogu da smisle Noleta (osim nekoliko izuzetaka). Ako se previse raspravljas, verovatno ces se iznervirati i onda ces biti banned. hehe


who got banned?
 
I've heard Martina Navratilova pronounce it de-YOH-ko-vitch. Since she's originally from that part of the world, I'll take her word for it.
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Yeah, Czechs, Serbs....couple of Slavs with good serbs, earning nice pay Czechs.

I generally like to pronounce names close to what they'd sound like in the house of the player (i.e. Shar-RAP-ova rather than Share-a-POV-uh...*****-o-veech rather than Joke-a-vtich....Guy-el-Mo~feece rather than Gail Mo-phil's), but if you go overboard on that, you're Bud Collins and someone makes a thread about how annoying THAT is.

Bien jugado.
 
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pound cat

G.O.A.T.
There was once a long thread on this. I think wikipedia has an audio.
No, i am not getting into the fray of how to pronounce his name, i dont think i can put it in English. ;-) (if i can even exactly remember).

The DJ is more like ZH from what i remember.

Since someone mentioned Murray, was it the AO or TMC or where where they call him MOOOOOOOOOOO-RAY, and they really drag the MOOO as long as they can.



D'yoke o vich is as likely to give you the right pronounciation for a non Serb as anything else
 
I have a friend who, back when Nadal first came onto the tour, used to call him "Ralph Nadel" (last name sounding like 'cradle'). Now every time I see Nadal's name written anywhere I automatically think "Ralph".

What are some other ridiculous tennis name miss-pronunciations???

Your buddy must be a fan of the lawyer/consumer advocate/fringe presidential candidate, Ralph Nader.
 
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you don't kid with a Serb, he tells you what passes for funny. ;)

i love applying these chuck norris creeds to anything that is vaguely related. :D

Really tough pocket question:
Who is GOAT? Chuck or Steven?:)
 

scineram

Professional
It's Jock-o-vich. Not Joke-o-vich. Most people got it wrong in that thread.

(Is it better to be a jock or a joke? Novak is a little bit of both :) )

Most people pronounce Wozniacki as Wozniaky. It's actually woz-nee-ats-kee.

I think there is no J. It is more like Dyokovich.
 

Lifted

Semi-Pro
yeah.. i really hate that... they read gorékeee, when it really read's "Goreshki"

poor Henryk...:)

Pronounced in Polish, it would be Górecki (Gooretski). Just a friendly tip from someone who can speak (a bit of) Polish. ;)
 
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Pronounced in Polish, it would be Górecki (Gooretski). Just a friendly tip from someone who can speak (a bit of) Polish. ;)

yes. that is precisely how i pronounce it.
thanks for the writting correction

but please understand that translating it to pronouciantion speech while not being native speaker of either english and polish...:-?
 

Lifted

Semi-Pro
yes. that is precisely how i pronounce it.
thanks for the writting correction

but please understand that translating it to pronouciantion speech while not being native speaker of either english and polish...:-?

Sorry...:(
 
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by all means. dont be. it's was at least helpfull for those who didnt know! and for all you know from reading what i wrote you did the right thing. (it just so happens that henryk is my favourite classical composer)

are you from poland btw?
 

Lifted

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by all means. dont be. it's was at least helpfull for those who didnt know! and for all you know from reading what i wrote you did the right thing. (it just so happens that henryk is my favourite classical composer)

are you from poland btw?

:) No, I'm from Puerto Rico (but have lived in US for a looong time), but I can speak Polish. I took a year in college and expose myself to it everyday (reading articles, listening to radio). I don't get to speak it much, though. I'm an avid language lover, generally speaking.

I'll have to give Gorecki a listen. I have to admit, however, that, while I respect classical composers and have been exposed to the music (through my dad...the dude walks around in a Beethoven T-shirt), I don't listen to it much. I'm eager to change this, though. I do love Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique (1st movement?). One of my favorite pieces of music ever. My only extended exposure to classical music has been a music appreciation class I took in college:oops:...great class. I thought almost every piece of music we listened to was fantastic in its own way.
 
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:) No, I'm from Puerto Rico (but have lived in US for a looong time), but I can speak Polish. I took a year in college and expose myself to it everyday (reading articles, listening to radio). I don't get to speak it much, though. I'm an avid language lover, generally speaking.

I'll have to give Gorecki a listen. I have to admit, however, that, while I respect classical composers and have been exposed to the music (through my dad...the dude walks around in a Beethoven T-shirt), I don't listen to it much. I'm eager to change this, though. I do love Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique (1st movement?). One of my favorite pieces of music ever. My only extended exposure to classical music has been a music appreciation class I took in college:oops:...great class. I thought almost every piece of music we listened to was fantastic in its own way.

i am an avid music consumer and my options are mainly Classic, Jazz, Chill out electronic,world music (mainly mali and celtic) and much indie rock... and all combinations you can imagine for these styles....

you should listen to Gorecki for sure, start with simphony number 3 (sorrowful songs) and move form that on...

i also love classic flamenco guitar (andres segovia... wow.. gotta go listen to asturias by isac albeniz played by Andres segovia)
 

Lifted

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i am an avid music consumer and my options are mainly Classic, Jazz, Chill out electronic,world music (mainly mali and celtic) and much indie rock... and all combinations you can imagine for these styles....

you should listen to Gorecki for sure, start with simphony number 3 (sorrowful songs) and move form that on...

i also love classic flamenco guitar (andres segovia... wow.. gotta go listen to asturias by isac albeniz played by Andres segovia)

Oh, I will most definitely have to listen to your suggestions. Classical guitar is magnificent. I have fond memories of my mother playing some beautiful music on her guitar...I'm sure Andres can top her playing :). As for Indie Rock, why, that's one of my favorite genres...although my most favorite is instrumental music of all kinds, bands like Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, The Octopus Project, Pelican. I could go on all day with music :shock:.
In fact, I might start a thread tomorrow in Odds and Ends...Lifted's personal music recommendations!

Aahha! So Wayne Gretsky is a relation of Henryk Gorecki.

:lightbulb icon here:

Heh, I think, but am not 100% positive, that Gretzky is either an eastern Slavic variant (although I'm not sure of which one) of Górecki (Polish being classified as a western Slavic language) or an English corruption (this is me guessing wildly here).

If anyone is interested, here is the etymology:

Gorecki
Usage: Polish
Extra: Statistics
Means "a person from Górka, Poland". Górka is a town in Poland whose name was ultimately derived from the Slavic gora "mountain".

Source (a great website, there's one for first names as well): http://surnames.behindthename.com/php/search.php?type=n&terms=gorecki&submit=Go
 
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