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Old 07-22-04, 05:23 PM   #1
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how do i pronounce these teams?

Cofidis and Illes Balears. I've heard them pronounced every which way by diff. commentators. I've heard KAW-fid-is, co-FY-dis, kuh-FEE-dis, etc. and I always said Balears like Buh-lehrs but I heard Sherwen say it BALLY-ar. Confusing. Guess it just depends? I'm making an effort to pronounce everything properly, like Bob Roll with Heras
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Old 07-22-04, 05:31 PM   #2
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ee-lays ball-ey-ares
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It's more fun butchering the names, like Phil Ligget does. Phil is smart as a whip, but he has a bit of trouble with the nuances of the many languages involved in the Tour. And who can blame him. Only Roberto Heras has objected so far.
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It's more fun butchering the names, like Phil Ligget does.....

It's funny how Paul Sherwen keeps calling Josť Azevedo, "yo-ZEY" like in Jan or Johan.
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Old 07-23-04, 07:46 PM   #6
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It's funny how Paul Sherwen keeps calling Josť Azevedo, "yo-ZEY" like in Jan or Johan.
Actually, that's apparently correct, since he's from Portugal not Spain. I think I read that in a VeloNews letter somebody was ranting about.
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Liggett say's Voeckler like "Voy-kler"..I wonder if that's correct or if he's just putting an English twist to it.
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I've heard Paul actually call Jose as "joe-zay" and yesterday Frankie called him "Aceviedo."

I like how Bob Roll seems to pronounce all the French words with relative finesse except the name of the bike race itself!
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You'd at least think they'd get the name of the event right -- it's not Tour dee Fraaaance, but Tour duh Frahnce (like having champagne!).
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I forget if it was Paul or Phil but one of them get say "Yekimov"
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