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01-12-2014, 12:40 PM
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Wow, thanks! I had no idea, I've always assumed French-Canadian and European French were the same.
On the point of pronunciations I wish the announcers would do a bit more research on the European players' names, some are pretty butchered for no reason. Some names are difficult for English speakers to get right (like Forsberg, Syomin and Fyodorov), but others wouldn't be hard at all:
Selšnne: SELL-ane, not Sel-AAne
Landeskog: Lan-de-skooogh, not Lan-de-skogh
Hagelin: Haag-el-een (like Aladeen from The Dictator
), not Hag-el-in
Those examples shouldn't be hard at all to get phonetically right for an English speaker if they knew the correct pronunciation.
Though I think many of the Swedish players like their anglicized pronunciations and don't ask their announcers to change.
As long as we're on that subject Radek DvořŠk's name should be pronounced De-vor-zhak like the composer.
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