Thread: Post-Game Talk: Wild beat Hawks in shootout!
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01-31-2013, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sportserie View Post
I also cringed every time Zach's name was pronounced, PariSAY. He changed it back to PariSEE. National announcer dudes worked my last nerve last night when they couldn't get it right, especially after hearing our Wild announcer saying his name!
Originally Posted by llamapalooza View Post
His dad is Franco-Ontarian, and spelled it Parisť, which in French would be pronounced "pah-ree-ZAY."1 Since accents aren't really used on US names, Zach dropped the ť, but the pronunciation hasn't really changed a lot, except the emphasis so it doesn't sound totally ridiculous in an English sentence. Thus, we arrive at the version he listed in the 2013 Wild Media Guide, which is "pah-REE-say."

1 I'm like 90% sure on this one but my French is awful. Fel, care to help?

I had the same thought. I told my gf that I was coming around to the Minnesota way of pronouncing it (pah-REE-zee).

But then I wondered if he was Italian or French...and his dad is JP...which probably stands for Jean-Paul...and we looked it up and on Wikipedia he's listed as Parisť, which is pronounced pah-ree-SAY.

Then again, Favre called himself Farve and Byfuglien is...yeah.

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