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I was waiting for this one since her name was brought up several times before. I also think most people here don't even know they make a pronouncing mistake especially that ES crew has never called her right during all those years

btw, Puig's name is pronounced here at the start and it's obviously given as "Pooig" like I suspected unless my ears defy me. And the guy is definitely a native speaker

Yes, but the surname Puig is not of castilian origin, it is catalan, so the correct pronunciation would be the catalan one --> "Pooch", not the spanish one he's using. Doesn't matter though, I bet everyone calls her Pooig.
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Golovin was so uncorrectly pronounce by some English-speaking commentators

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What always confuses me is where to put the emphasis with -ova names. Sometimes you emphasis the OVA, sometimes not. Does anyone know why this is?

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Karolina WLODARCZAK
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- "Karolina Voo-o-darchak" for the first (no emphasis at the begenning, and rolling the 'R' of course)
- "Barbara Sobashkee-evich" for the second (don't know how to transcribe in English the middle 'kie' in this name, it's like a "kee-ay" but rather quick, without emphasis on it). Basically, Polish "sz" and "cz" must be pronounced "sh" and "ch" respectively.

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It's like Koo-uh. It's difficult to write it with English letter because neither of the sounds exist in that language...
Yes, that's true. This name is quite special as "oin" is a typical French sound... If you know how to say the number "1" in French, then you can imagine that "Coin" is something like "Koo-1" but quicker.
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the girl Hingis is coaching .... some Russians do have difficult name....
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How about Sun Tiantian for you guys

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Lucie Safarova- I don't think I have ever said her name correctly lol.

Jovanovski-sounds easy enough but I feel like I'm doing it wrong.

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I think we should ask Cynthia Zimmerman.

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How about Sun Tiantian for you guys
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Too many to say. I probably get most of them wrong. But Noppawan Lertcheewakarn is definitely right up there
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Lina Krasnoroutskaya?
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What always confuses me is where to put the emphasis with -ova names. Sometimes you emphasis the OVA, sometimes not. Does anyone know why this is?
There is no rule, the emphasis depends on the melodics of the name, I guess
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Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
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Re: Which player's name is toughest for you to pronounce?

A lot of people are saying Lertcheewakarn and Wongteanchai, but really isn't it just Lert-chee-wa-karn and Wong-tean-chai?

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I think we should ask Cynthia Zimmerman.

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