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uoduck1017
07-26-2007, 09:35 PM
Hopefully these two guys will have a great future with the Reds, and if/when they make it to the big club, I want to know how their name is pronounced.

1. Joey Votto - Is it like Voetoe or Vaughto?

2. Johnny Cueto - Is it Queto or something else?

I know there may be a few more but I was unsure about these 2 guys. Thanks in advance for the help.

Danny Serafini
07-26-2007, 09:51 PM
Vaughto and I believe Queto.

Degenerate39
07-26-2007, 11:44 PM
3. Jay Bruce? :D

JaxRed
07-27-2007, 12:19 AM
I've been burned a lot......

Dumatrait? It's not Doom A trate, it's Do Mah Truh
Janish - Yah Nish

Caveat Emperor
07-27-2007, 12:44 AM
Hopefully these two guys will have a great future with the Reds, and if/when they make it to the big club, I want to know how their name is pronounced.

1. Joey Votto - Is it like Voetoe or Vaughto?

2. Johnny Cueto - Is it Queto or something else?

I know there may be a few more but I was unsure about these 2 guys. Thanks in advance for the help.

I always thought it was:

Vah-toe for Joey
Kwee-toe for Johnny

dougdirt
07-27-2007, 01:20 AM
Vah-toe for Joey
QW - long A sound - Toe for Johnny.

11larkin11
07-27-2007, 06:13 AM
Valaika?

OesterPoster
07-27-2007, 08:15 AM
Valaika?


Pretty much how it looks.

Vuh Lay Ka

Depending on the PA, they usually accent the "Lay" syllable.

One which has gotten me is Denis Phipps. I had always assumed since he's Dominican, that his first name was pronounced "Denn-ee", but it's actually how it looks, as in Dennis the Menace.

TOBTTReds
07-27-2007, 12:14 PM
I've been burned a lot......

Dumatrait? It's not Doom A trate, it's Do Mah Truh


I always thought it was Do Mah Trey

I'll add:

Philip Valiquette (Pheh-leep Val-i-ket) Atleast that is what I think it is, someone correct me if I'm wrong).

uoduck1017
07-27-2007, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the help guys. It's not that big a deal, but it is nice to know the right way to pronounce a player's name.

Mario-Rijo
07-27-2007, 05:23 PM
Angel Cabrera

Angel or An-Hel?


I alway pronounced

Dumatrait, Doo-Ma-Trey (After I learned the ending T was silent)
Votto - Vah-Toe
Valiquette - Val-I(Like "It" w/o the T)-Kett
Cueto - Cue-etto (I think Welsh calls him Cue-Way-Toe)
Phipps looks more like Denise than Dennis.
Valaika - Vuh-Lay-Ka ( I used to pronounce it Val-I-Ki (Ki like Guy))

oneupper
07-27-2007, 05:35 PM
An-hell...ironically.

on second thought when pronounced correctly it sounds a bit more like:

Un-hell.

Superdude
07-27-2007, 06:58 PM
I had always assumed since he's Dominican, that his first name was pronounced "Denn-ee"

I take it you slept a lot in spanish class.

dougdirt
07-27-2007, 06:59 PM
I take it you slept a lot in spanish class.

I know I did. It was my favorite class too... it let me catch up on sleep.

OesterPoster
07-27-2007, 08:37 PM
I take it you slept a lot in spanish class.

I've learned more in 2 years of watching Dora than 2 years of high school Spanish. :D

Mario-Rijo
07-27-2007, 10:22 PM
I've learned more in 2 years of watching Dora than 2 years of high school Spanish. :D

:laugh:

RedsUp
07-27-2007, 10:38 PM
Angel Cabrera

Angel or An-Hel?


I alway pronounced

Dumatrait, Doo-Ma-Trey (After I learned the ending T was silent)
Votto - Vah-Toe
Valiquette - Val-I(Like "It" w/o the T)-Kett
Cueto - Cue-etto (I think Welsh calls him Cue-Way-Toe)
Phipps looks more like Denise than Dennis.
Valaika - Vuh-Lay-Ka ( I used to pronounce it Val-I-Ki (Ki like Guy))


Good job!

An-hel like Los An-heles:;)

Actually it is Angel like those in the sky! If it was a "J" it would pronounce more or less like an "H" that you swallow.

Remember one thing : the letter "a" in french, italian and spanish is pronounced like the "a" in Bravo.

Valiquette : Va-lee-kett (french-canadian)
Votto : V'auto (italian) like a fine car
And if I look at Dumatrait, wich is french in origin, it would be : Du (the U sounding like in Durham)-ma-tray but in plain american it is like the above.

Have fun!

TOBTTReds
07-28-2007, 02:23 AM
Valiquette : Va-lee-kett (french-canadian)
Votto : V'auto (italian) like a fine car
And if I look at Dumatrait, wich is french in origin, it would be : Du (the U sounding like in Durham)-ma-tray but in plain american it is like the above.

Have fun!

Now you know that you don't pronounce names the way they should be based off of the origin.

Votto, if pronounced the italian way should be Voe-toe. Heck, my own last name is not pronounced the way it should be.

Matt700wlw
07-28-2007, 10:15 PM
3. Jay Bruce? :D

Brew-ss