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    Re: Prospect Name Pronunciations

    Quote Originally Posted by OesterPoster View Post
    I've learned more in 2 years of watching Dora than 2 years of high school Spanish.
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    Re: Prospect Name Pronunciations

    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.

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    Re: Prospect Name Pronunciations

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsUp View Post

    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.

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    Re: Prospect Name Pronunciations

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
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