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    Default Names impossible to pronounce

    I would like those of you who consider Greek names difficult to pronounce to try to pronounce the following names in the Thailand U18 National basketball team:

    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u18/...hakphawasutthi
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u18/...Thanarojwongsa

    and my personal favourite:
    http://www.fiba.basketball/asia/u18/...kijroongrueang


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreeksBearingGifts View Post
    Thats easy, "pass the ball to number 50."


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    I did have a girl in the Piraeus bank say to me once, "you and your English names , they are so difficult"
    And my Greek friend could never pronounce the Sh in Shaun, he always said Sorn.

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    I had a friend who had problems pronouncing his 'F's and 'TH's , he couldn't say fairer than that.


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    I know we English don't really win any prizes for speaking the lingo when we go abroad but at least we put a bit of a silly accent on when we bark English words at foreigners abroad. Yet you get foreigners coming here and they have gone to great lengths to learn the language and speak it brilliantly yet they can't just go that bit further and put on an English accent. So some French guy will speak English perfectly but says it in a ridiculously over the top French accent. He has ruined it for himself.


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    Default Re: Names impossible to pronounce

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch

    Beat that you fuckers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch
    Does that actually mean anything or is it just arbitrarily verbose?

    Perhaps Bonalair can advise?


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    That's its real name, IIRC, it's a small village on Anglesey, also known as Llanfair PG to help those unfamiliar with its pronunciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    That's its real name, IIRC, it's a small village on Anglesey, also known as Llanfair PG to help those unfamiliar with its pronunciation.

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    Oh aye, I've heard of it. What I would like to know is if the name translates into something in Welsh or whether it's just arbitrary.

    Like if there was a village in England called

    Billydaviesisourlordandmasterandwoebetideanyonewho dothhavethecouragetospeakoutagainsthim


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    Land of small cocks, so Bonalair informs me

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    According to wiki........

    https://en.m.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    According to wiki........

    https://en.m.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

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    To be fair I could've searched


 

 

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