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brunof
Jan 4th, 2005, 04:03 PM
On the Tennis NZ site, the reporters states in his article -

Tu, who qualified as a lucky loser after the withdrawal of Petra Mandula through injury, never got into her stride as Craybas raced into the second round and a match with fifth seed Marion Bartoli.

And radio commentators nightmare, Nuria Llagostera Vives, is also through to round two.

The Spaniard knocked out Luxembourg's Anne Kremer in straight sets 6-3 6-3 to set to a clash with flu-stricken number two seed Jelena Jankovic. :sad:

Is she a slow poke ala Mary Pierce, Conchita, or what?

Gallofa
Jan 4th, 2005, 04:13 PM
She has no weapons, so she runs down balls, she attacks very very seldomly, since she is 5'0 (if that tall), so her matches are not all that exciting ;) but she's a sweety, a very nice girl, so I don't know why they would say that about her.

A good result, she's fighting her way up the rankings. Best of luck to her! :D

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 4th, 2005, 04:15 PM
I thought it might be the name, because it's sorta hard to pronounce

Grafiati
Jan 4th, 2005, 04:16 PM
Perhaps that was written because a lot of Anglophones have problems pronouncing foreign names? To them it's a hard name to say?

Dava
Jan 4th, 2005, 04:17 PM
i love saying her name, they you almost have to spit on the double LL.

Duramont
Jan 4th, 2005, 04:18 PM
Just a question which I am asking since I read this strange name last year: How do you pronounce Llagostera?

And where does this strange "Ll" at the beginning comes from such as Lleyton or Llagostera?




PS: It is so bad that Anne Kremer lost to her! :rolleyes:

Gallofa
Jan 4th, 2005, 04:20 PM
Ok, pronounce.

Pronounce Ll together as one sound: Y - sounds similar to the Y in yesterday or the j in japan.

Tichi
Jan 4th, 2005, 04:40 PM
I don't think that the 'radio commentator's nightmare' is about the difficult prononciation of her name.
If her game is indeed that 'boring', with a non-attacking style; i guess it's hard to be commentating a match like that. Especially on the radio, if it's a tv match, you can let the view speak for itself.

LLAGOS-VIVES_FAN
Jan 4th, 2005, 05:04 PM
you can pronounce Llagostera "Yah-go-stair"

Nuria hasn't the typpical spanish game, she is very fast and an agressive player.

LLAGOS-VIVES_FAN
Jan 4th, 2005, 05:07 PM
I don't think that the 'radio commentator's nightmare' is about the difficult prononciation of her name.
If her game is indeed that 'boring', with a non-attacking style; i guess it's hard to be commentating a match like that. Especially on the radio, if it's a tv match, you can let the view speak for itself.

It's false, her matches are very interesting because she is agressive.

Ask Meghan Shaugnessy about her :p

DevilishAttitude
Jan 4th, 2005, 05:24 PM
It's probably the name :p

What style does she really have :confused: since Gallofa said not agressive at all and LLAGOS-VIVES FAN said she was agressive ;) At 5'0 and being Spanish I can't really see Nuria being a hard-hitter but :shrug:

LLAGOS-VIVES_FAN
Jan 4th, 2005, 05:31 PM
I have seen play Nuria a lot of matches and I know how is Nuria's game :p

She is hard-hitter inside her limitations

propi
Jan 4th, 2005, 06:02 PM
Last time I saw her, her backhand was working quite fine :)
The Ll in Llagostera is pronounced as the "GL" in Italian, it similar to Y but not exactly the same :)
About the origin of Ll in Spanish Ll was a different letter until the last modification of our alfabet, when Ll became double L and CH , C+H :)

pav
Jan 4th, 2005, 06:22 PM
I think almost 100% would have been Her name They meant, just heard the radio host complain that "It was surprising how many people didn't pronounce His name properly" went to an ad. break and then announced the order of play today, once He got to Erakovic's match He said "then followed by two players with very long names" talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

Caz
Jan 4th, 2005, 06:28 PM
Whatever. I'm really happy for Nuria! It's great to see her rising in the rankings again!! Vamos Nuria!! :D

fammmmedspin
Jan 4th, 2005, 06:37 PM
I don't think that the 'radio commentator's nightmare' is about the difficult prononciation of her name.
If her game is indeed that 'boring', with a non-attacking style; i guess it's hard to be commentating a match like that. Especially on the radio, if it's a tv match, you can let the view speak for itself.
Its New Zealand. They speak English and live in places called names like Canterbury. Its obviously the name. The name is very unenglish, its got odd things like double Ls and words like Vives which could be rendered in Spanish, English, German or Latin (WhyWays) The worst thing though is that it is long - Miss Ll......Vives is a lot more difficult than Williams or Molik and even east Europeans tend to have one name not two. Tennis commentators prefer an easy life - sad but true.

Alvarillo
Jan 4th, 2005, 06:48 PM
Nuria!!!
yes LLa is pronounced like Ja from "japan" !

Gallofa
Jan 4th, 2005, 07:37 PM
It's false, her matches are very interesting because she is agressive.

Ask Meghan Shaugnessy about her :p Were you at the Meghann match this year at Wimbledon? Cheering? If you were, I have to say your cheering is from another World! ;) :D

I like Nuria, she is a fighter, but to be fair, Meghann choked, there was no light and it was raining, Meghann was in a horrible mood, getting some dubious calls, slipping (and falling on her ass) on the wet grass and more into fighting with the umpire than into the match :p. Nuria fought very well, but she's not a hard-hitter, she makes the most of her game, and takes her chances to attack. She's not a moonballer, but you could hardly call her game "aggressive" (not compared to other top100 WTA players, yes compared to players in the Challengers).

She has spirit and seems like a very kind person, so best of luck to her! ;)

Hayato
Jan 4th, 2005, 07:56 PM
she's not annoying at all, she's nice :hearts:

LLAGOS-VIVES_FAN
Jan 4th, 2005, 08:50 PM
Were you at the Meghann match this year at Wimbledon? Cheering? If you were, I have to say your cheering is from another World! ;) :D

I like Nuria, she is a fighter, but to be fair, Meghann choked, there was no light and it was raining, Meghann was in a horrible mood, getting some dubious calls, slipping (and falling on her ass) on the wet grass and more into fighting with the umpire than into the match :p. Nuria fought very well, but she's not a hard-hitter, she makes the most of her game, and takes her chances to attack. She's not a moonballer, but you could hardly call her game "aggressive" (not compared to other top100 WTA players, yes compared to players in the Challengers).

She has spirit and seems like a very kind person, so best of luck to her! ;)

Yes I was in the Nuri-Meghan match, it was a spectacular match ;)

switz
Jan 4th, 2005, 08:59 PM
of course it's the name. half the people in NZ are called smith. i don't think they going to call her commentators nightmare based on how she plays tennis.

jamesuk
Jan 4th, 2005, 09:39 PM
sorry to be pedantic but if you say LLa like Ja from Japan, a Spanish person would laugh at you. Likewise, if you said Ja like Lla in Spanish, an English person would laugh at you.
Well maybe not laugh, but the sounds are not the same thats for sure

TatiAnnah°lic
Jan 4th, 2005, 09:54 PM
sorry to be pedantic but if you say LLa like Ja from Japan, a Spanish person would laugh at you. Likewise, if you said Ja like Lla in Spanish, an English person would laugh at you.
Well maybe not laugh, but the sounds are not the same thats for surewell I'm spanish and I can tell you that Llagostera and Japan sound pretty much the same :) now I laugh at you :lol::p

jamesuk
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:13 PM
hmm well great darlin!
my dad is spanish my mum english, and yes the way my dad says Japan DOES sound like LLa in spanish. However, native english speakers use a totaly different phonetic sound for the letter J. So, my dad probably pronounces it incorrectly like you.
Check your phonetics girl, you will see that spanish LLa and english J are not the same.
then keep laughing

pav
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:33 PM
We have got Our share of hard to pronounce names ie: Maori and Samoan based sometimes causes the Kiwi tongue to come lolling about a little!

JonBcn
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:46 PM
I always thought that Llagostera was a Catalan name, and thus would be pronounced by Catalans neither as the Spanish 'll', or like the J in Japan, but a harsher sound, which I'm sure spiceboy will describe more eloquently than I can when he reads this thread. :p

Shooter
Jan 4th, 2005, 10:55 PM
http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/Misc/Shooter.jpg

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/IW02/Vives_03.jpg

LLAGOS-VIVES_FAN
Jan 4th, 2005, 11:20 PM
most recently pic:

http://es.geocities.com/nuriallagosteravives_web/Sopot2.jpg

Gallofa
Jan 5th, 2005, 02:00 AM
hmm well great darlin!
my dad is spanish my mum english, and yes the way my dad says Japan DOES sound like LLa in spanish. However, native english speakers use a totaly different phonetic sound for the letter J. So, my dad probably pronounces it incorrectly like you.
Check your phonetics girl, you will see that spanish LLa and english J are not the same.
then keep laughing Broaden your mind. The way your dad pronounces things is not the one and only way things are pronounced.... Unless your father was Lazaro Carreter.

The Lla in Llagostera sounds similar (please realize that the person who asked is from Luxembourg, probably not a native English speaker) to the Ja in Japan.

JonBcn, Llagostera is from Mallorca, so I am not sure she would appreciate you saying the right pronunciation was the Catalan one... The Catalu˝a, Valencia and Mallorca natives do not agree on calling their languages "Catalan", in fact they disagree bitterly on that point, but who knows :p

Hey LLAGOS-VIVES_FAN :wavey:- Caz and I were also at that match! :D :lol:

JenFan75
Jan 5th, 2005, 02:13 AM
She has no weapons, so she runs down balls, she attacks very very seldomly, since she is 5'0 (if that tall), so her matches are not all that exciting ;) but she's a sweety, a very nice girl, so I don't know why they would say that about her.

A good result, she's fighting her way up the rankings. Best of luck to her! :D


I actually think thatstyle of game is fun to watch. Longer rallies. :D

C.MARTINEZ
Jan 5th, 2005, 03:01 AM
vamos Nuria!! :worship::p

jamesuk
Jan 5th, 2005, 08:35 PM
ill settle for similar!
but my mind is broad enough regarding this, having lived in london and madrid for years at a time, so i know what im talkin about.