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rhz
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:05 AM
Which spelling is correct?

Lemonskin.
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:10 AM
Tchakvetadze.

But it looks so ugly!

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:11 AM
officially her name is with a T
but the T is silent ;)
when she started her career she used Tchakvetadze
but dropped the T a couple of years ago.

thedlr
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:22 AM
officially her name is with a T
but the T is silent ;)
when she started her career she used Tchakvetadze
but dropped the T a couple of years ago.
Kewl... I actually like it with a T better. It seems more authentic.

Ceecor
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:26 AM
with a T like in Tchaikovsky. hard to get english eqivs at times..even more so with the older sounding alphabet.

Maryamator
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:26 AM
i like her name without a T;)

Ceecor
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:29 AM
i like her name without a T;)

Lot of Russians,Slavics etc...shorten there names to the more english acceptable.

Shoulderpova
Aug 29th, 2005, 09:43 AM
Чакветадзе :p

-Sonic-
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:29 AM
i could never say nadia's old name... it looked cool.

Dexter
Aug 29th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Чакветадзе :p
Haraszo! Czakwetadze! :D

Experimentee
Aug 29th, 2005, 02:57 PM
The T is correct but she dropped it so people could pronounce it better lol.
I prefer it with the T.

cellophane
Aug 29th, 2005, 02:59 PM
When did Nadejda become Nadia? ;)

Lachrymarum
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:00 PM
I prefer her name with the T as well.
I like names that look challenging (to an English speaker that is).

timray
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:13 PM
Why she couldn't have a normal name, like chakova or chakenova?

Dexter
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Why she couldn't have a normal name, like chakova or chakenova?
She has a Georgian surname with the special suffix "adze" if I'm not mistaken... Many people from Georgia has surnames ended with "adze" or "szwili" :)

Wintermute
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:37 PM
Yes, she's of Georgian origin. I like the T at the beginning; like Tchaikovsky. I'd write it properly but I don't know how to get the Cyrillic alphabet on here.

The funniest thing is listening to the commentators trying to pronounce it - Simon Reed on British Eurosport seems to have particular trouble.

Dexter
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:44 PM
The funniest thing is listening to the commentators trying to pronounce it - Simon Reed on British Eurosport seems to have particular trouble.
But it's nothing comparing to British commentators trying to pronounce Polish names :lol: :tape:

Wintermute
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:50 PM
But it's nothing comparing to British commentators trying to pronounce Polish names :lol: :tape:

The British in general are not renowned for their ability with other languages. But you'd think a sports commentator would at least do some research and learn how to say a name properly.

Dexter
Aug 29th, 2005, 03:53 PM
Yeah... but then I won't have so good mood after hearing all those attempts to pronounce Polish surnames like: Jedrzejczak, Korzeniowski, Domachowska etc. ;) :lol:

Sir Stefwhit
Aug 29th, 2005, 04:22 PM
Could someone phonetically spell out Anna's last name. I love the girl and she's one of my favorite newbies, but I swear I cant pronounce her name...help me out.

Maryamator
Aug 29th, 2005, 04:24 PM
Lot of Russians,Slavics etc...shorten there names to the more english acceptable.
oh ok