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2013 NBA Draft Prospect Pronunciation Guide

Discussion in '2019 NBA Draft' started by Clutch, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Clutch

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    We're all going to need a little help tomorrow saying some of these names, so here you go:

    2013 NBA DRAFT PROSPECT PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
    (As of June 26, 2013)

    Alex Abrines Alex ah-BREE-ness

    Giannis Antetokounmpo YAHN-iss ahn-teh-toe-KUHN-poe

    Jared Berggren Jared BURR-grin

    Jonas Bergstedt YO-nahs bairg-STED

    Reggie Bullock Reggie bull-LOCK

    Junior Cadougan Junior Cah-DOO-gun

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope ken-TAY-vee-us Caldwell-Pope

    Isaiah Canaan Isaiah Cannon

    Vitalis Chikoko Vee-tahl-iss CHEE-co-co

    Allen Crabbe Allen Crab

    Brandon Davies Brandon DAY-vees

    Matthew Dellavedova Matthew dell-ah-veh-DOH-vuh

    Gorgui Dieng GORE-gee Jeng

    Laszlo Dobos LASS-lo DOE-bose

    Bojan Dubljevic BOY-ahn do-BLEH-vitch

    Carrick Felix CARE-ick Felix

    Abdul Gaddy Abdul Gad-ee

    Rudy Gobert Rudy go-BARE

    Elias Harris Uh-LEE-us Harris

    Livio Jean-Charles lee-VEE-oh Zhawn Charles

    Myck Kabongo Mike Kah-BONG-oh

    Kenny Kadji Kenny kah-jee

    Sergey Karasev sir-GAY kah-RAH-soff

    Arsalan Kazemi are-suh-lahn kah-ZEE-me

    Mindaugas Kupsas min-DOE-gus COOP-shus

    Joffrey Lauvergne Joff-ree LA-vern-yea

    Ricky Ledo Ricky LEE-doh

    Augusto Lima oh-GOOSE-toe LEE-mah

    Oleksandr Lypovyy ah-LEX-SAHN-der lee-POE-vee

    Amath M’Baye ah-MOTT M-by

    Brock Motum Brock Moe-tum

    Shabazz Muhammad Shuh-BOZZ Muhammad

    Mike Muscala Mike muss-KAL-uh

    Dejan Musli DEH-yahn MOOSE-lee

    Aziz N'Diaye AH-zeese N-jie

    Nemanja Nedovic nay-MON-yah ned-OH-vitch

    Raul Neto RAH-oohl NET-oh

    Nerlens Noel Nerlens Know-ELL

    Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira Lucas BAY-BAY new-GAY-ruh

    Victor Oladipo Victor oh-luh-DEE-poe

    Kelly Olynyk Kelly O-lin-ick

    Alex Oriakhi Alex or-EE-AH-KEY

    Romero Osby Romero AHZ-bee

    Achille Polonara Achille Poe-low-NAH-RAH

    Alexandre Paranhos alex-ANDRE pah-RAHN-yose

    Bogdan Radosavljevic BŌG-dahn rah-doe-SAH-lay-vitch

    Andre Roberson Andre ROB-er-sun

    Dennis Schroeder Dennis Shroe-derr

    Peyton Siva Peyton SEE-vuh

    Michael Snaer Michael Snare

    DJ Stephens DJ STEF-ens

    Daniel Theis Daniel Thays

    Janis Timma Yahn-iss tee-MAH

    Marko Todorovic Marko toe-DOE-row-vitch

    Brandon Triche Brandon TRISH

    Jeff Withey Jeff WITH-ee

    Khalif Wyatt Kah-LEAF Wyatt

    Mouphtaou Yarou MOOF-toe yah-ROO
     
  2. Rocket Booster

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    Several of these are wrong.

    Alex Abrines Alex ah-BREE-ness

    Wrong.

    It is Allex Uhbrines

    Giannis Antetokounmpo YAHN-iss ahn-teh-toe-KUHN-poe

    Wrong. Totally wrong. Not even close.

    It is Yawnis Ahdaytowkunbo

    Laszlo Dobos LASS-lo DOE-bose

    This is not right either.

    It's Lazlo Doebose

    Bojan Dubljevic BOY-ahn do-BLEH-vitch

    Not right either.

    Should be Boyan Dueblehvich

    Mindaugas Kupsas min-DOE-gus COOP-shus

    That's wrong.

    It's Mindowgus Coopsus


    Oleksandr Lypovyy ah-LEX-SAHN-der lee-POE-vee

    No. Should be Ahleksandar.

    Bogdan Radosavljevic BŌG-dahn rah-doe-SAH-lay-vitch

    Nope. Bogdahn Radosavlayvich

    Marko Todorovic Marko toe-DOE-row-vitch

    No. Correct is Toedoerowvich

    Dejan Musli DEH-yahn MOOSE-lee

    Wrong. Dayshon is correct.

    Nemanja Nedovic nay-MON-yah ned-OH-vitch

    Incorrect.

    It is Nedohvich

    Achille Polonara Achille Poe-low-NAH-RAH

    Nope.

    Should be Ahshillay Polonahrah

    Dennis Schroeder Dennis Shroe-derr

    I'm not sure on this one, but I believe it is pronounced as Schrader.

    I'm not sure what source you got this from, maybe NBA.com (as they are notoriously horribly known for listing completely wrong pronunciations of foreign player's names).......

    Anyway, many, many errors in that list.
     
  3. Rocket Booster

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    edit: this is closer

    Bogdan Radosavljevic BŌG-dahn rah-doe-SAH-lay-vitch

    should be Bogdahn Radosavlayevich


    Bojan Dubljevic BOY-ahn do-BLEH-vitch


    should be Boyan Dueblayevich
     
  4. DonatasFanboy

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    nah, Clutch's version looks correct.

    i haven't looked at all of these but the original list looks pretty good. some of the sounds are just very hard to re-create. like, Jean-Charles would sound more like "Zhawn Sharrgghl" (like the pirate "arrggh!") than "Zhawn Charles"
     
  5. Croatian Sensation

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    Lj is one letter in Serbian, you can't pronounce it "lay". The closest thing is "lhy".
     
  6. Rocket Booster

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    This is a US based site. So the pronunciations should be like Americans say it.

    It's not really proper pronunciation for transferring from Europe, as that is how Welsh pronunciations are used to English form.

    But that's how Americans say it.
     
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