Thursday, September 6, 2007

Talking Smart: Foreign Names

Artur Boruc (Pol.)
In Polish language "c", if not followed by "h", is pronounced as [ts]: [bo-roots].

Banguera (Col.)
"U" in this surname is mute. It only indicates that "g" should be pronounced as [g], not as [h]: [bangera].

Ben Alnwick (Eng.)
This fancy surname is pronounced fancily too: [enik].

Benny Feilhaber (Ger.)
The surname of this US player is German and according to the rules of this language should be read like [failhaber]. To know what he himself pronounces it like, go and ask himself.

Carl Hoefkens (Belg.)
Another Dutch surname (although belonging to a Belgian) with an "oe" combination, which is pronounced as [oo]: [hoofkens].

Rangers (Chil.)
In Chile the name of this club is pronounced as [rangers] or [ranzhers] (thanks to Jaime Chile for information).

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