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  1. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    30 Dec '10 03:20
    Has anyone else ever heard someone mispronounce these before?
















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  2. Standard member Exuma
    Anansi
    30 Dec '10 04:16
    I've apparently been moronically calling him Al e kine (rhymes with wine) all my life. Supposedly its pronounced "AlCoHol"
  3. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    30 Dec '10 16:14
    it's a-lek-in roughly


    and I still call 1. e4 nf6 the al-a-kine.. haha.
  4. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    30 Dec '10 16:26
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    it's a-lek-in roughly


    and I still call 1. e4 nf6 the al-a-kine.. haha.
    I think you're pronouncing it right.
    I used to say Naj-dorf, it's Nigh-dorf.
    He is a small list of often mispronounced chess names.

    http://www.chess-poster.com/english/notes_and_facts/pronounce_that_chess_name.htm
  5. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    30 Dec '10 17:24
    for some reason I never had a problem with Najdorf - but pretty much any Russian name I am bound to mutilate-

    Kaspa-rov vs Kaz-sparov etc.
  6. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    30 Dec '10 17:52
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    for some reason I never had a problem with Najdorf - but pretty much any Russian name I am bound to mutilate-

    Kaspa-rov vs Kaz-sparov etc.
    Big trick with Russian names - always roll your Rs after vowels

    KORrrrCh-noi

    KARrrr-pov

    KaRrrr-YAK-in (Karjakin)
  7. 30 Dec '10 18:36
    Originally posted by atticus2
    Big trick with Russian names - always roll your Rs after vowels

    KORrrrCh-noi

    KARrrr-pov

    KaRrrr-YAK-in (Karjakin)
    ...Isnt karjakin the geezer from U.N.C.L.E.!....how about this one...Ian Nepomniachtchi Vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen from the areoflot open 2010....im ok up to Ian but thats about it!
  8. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    30 Dec '10 19:09
    Originally posted by PAWN RIOT
    ...Isnt karjakin the geezer from U.N.C.L.E.!....how about this one...Ian Nepomniachtchi Vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen from the areoflot open 2010....im ok up to Ian but thats about it!
    Most people I have met named Nguyen pronounced it "Win."
  9. 30 Dec '10 19:20
    Originally posted by Exuma
    I've apparently been moronically calling him Al e kine (rhymes with wine) all my life. Supposedly its pronounced "AlCoHol"
    Odd. I pronounce it the same way as GM Henrik Danielsen - "Ah - Leek - Kin".

    Which is also wrong. "Al-YECK-in" is just. Strange.
  10. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    30 Dec '10 19:57
    Originally posted by Tiwaking
    Odd. I pronounce it the same way as GM Henrik Danielsen - "Ah - Leek - Kin".

    Which is also wrong. "Al-YECK-in" is just. Strange.
    Odd, I know a Daniel Henriksen.
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    30 Dec '10 20:38
    I once met a woman, very old, who was a friend of Alekine, I called him Al-lekine emphasis Al. She was indignant, saying it was Al LEK in. I took a lekin on that one
  12. 30 Dec '10 20:52
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Has anyone else ever heard someone mispronounce these before?
    Quite often. It's much rarer that I see someone misspelling Alekhine as if it were a kind of metal...

    Richard
  13. 30 Dec '10 21:27
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    Quite often. It's much rarer that I see someone misspelling Alekhine as if it were a kind of metal...

    Richard
    ...What?...as in alkaline trio!
  14. Standard member atticus2
    Frustrate the Bad
    30 Dec '10 21:55
    The nearest you can get (I think) to Alekhine [as spelt in English but not in other languages] is Alley-Achin' (or All'y-Achin'. The point is that the 'L' here is softened in Russian to make a 'y' sound immediately following it
  15. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    31 Dec '10 01:55
    Originally posted by atticus2
    The nearest you can get (I think) to Alekhine [as spelt in English but not in other languages] is Alley-Achin' (or All'y-Achin'. The point is that the 'L' here is softened in Russian to make a 'y' sound immediately following it
    Alley Achin' is what happens when one is assaulted in an alleyway.