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01-04-2004, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by AK-63
Finally, here is how the names discussed above should be pronounced:
- Ilia Kovalchook (he is just tired of correcting everyone who was saying "chuk" when he came in the league. As a rule of thumb, forget about English pronounciation rules in Russian names, "u" always sounds as oo and "i" is always ee, not ay).
Kovalchuck wants to be called "chuck" not "chook" and he said that very often, so instead of inventing names for everyone they should ask players how their name should be pronounced

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