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How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

Just curious Perhaps Za-la-ho-va?

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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

Is this a joke thread?

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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

Uh, why would it be a joke thread?

The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.
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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

I think it's one of the few Czech names that is pronounced as written
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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

Zah-la-VO-va or Zah-LA-vo-va?
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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

There's a WTA name pronunciation guide:
http://www.wtachampionships.com/SEWT...unciations.pdf
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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

Many of those are Americanized pronunciations. I'd go with whatever Marti Nav says.
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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

Zanatoxfa.
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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

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Nuria LLAGOSTERA VIVES . . . NOO-ree-ah yah-goh-STAIR-ah BEE-bez
really?
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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

I think the "h" and "sh" and "zh" sounds occur where there are Czech hooks (I don't know what they're called, but those little hooks above things like r's and s's), so I guess it needs to be written out with those if there are any.

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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

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There's no diphthongs in Spanish, so it would be yah-goh-STEH-ra BEE-bes

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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

you mean this?

Sandra Záhlavová
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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

YEAH like that! Looks like, even in Czech, it's said how it looks, with the heavier accent on the ending syllable.

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Re: How do you pronounce Zahlavova?

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There's a WTA name pronunciation guide:
http://www.wtachampionships.com/SEWT...unciations.pdf
Many of those are Americanized pronunciations. I have Czech, Polish and Russian friends who assure me that Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Wozniacki, Lisicki and Safarova are all pronounced wrongly by commentators and umpires.

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