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  1. 02 Sep '04 19:53
    Sometimes people ask how to pronounce certain chess terms, like en passant and en prise.

    Here is a list of chess terms and personalities and their pronunciation by Bill Wall.

    I warn you though: Max Euwe can only be pronounced correctly by Dutchmen and Flemish people ......

    http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/lab/7378/pronounc.htm

  2. Standard member SirLoseALot
    Shut Gorohoviy!
    02 Sep '04 20:02
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Sometimes people ask how to pronounce certain chess terms, like en passant and en prise.

    Here is a list of chess terms and personalities and their pronunciation by Bill Wall.

    I warn you though: Max Euwe can only be pronounced correctly by Dutchmen and Flemish people ......

    http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/lab/7378/pronounc.htm

    Machgielis! I'd love to hear an english tongue try to pronounce that
    Reminds of the times I watched formula 1 on BBC just to hear them say 'Jos Verstappen'
  3. 02 Sep '04 20:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ivanhoe
    Sometimes people ask how to pronounce certain chess terms, like en passant and en prise.

    Here is a list of chess terms and personalities and their pronunciation by Bill Wall.

    I warn you though: Max Euwe can only be pronounced correct ...[text shortened]...
    http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/lab/7378/pronounc.htm

    i was rather surprised by

    Alekhine (Al-YOCK-in)

    i always thought it was supposed to be

    oo lahck hine

    is this not so then?

    in friendship,
    prad
  4. 02 Sep '04 21:04 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by pradtf
    i was rather surprised by

    Alekhine (Al-YOCK-in)
    It is A-LYO-HIN with second stressed syllable. No "k" there.
  5. 02 Sep '04 21:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TovMauzer
    It is A-LYO-HIN with second stressed syllable. No "k" there.
    then it is 'al' and not 'ool'.

    no 'k' either!

    alright thanks

    in friendship,
    prad
  6. 02 Sep '04 21:51
    Originally posted by SirLoseALot
    Machgielis! I'd love to hear an english tongue try to pronounce that
    Reminds of the times I watched formula 1 on BBC just to hear them say 'Jos Verstappen'

    And what about "Scheveningen". Check it out on Bill Wall's list ...... lachúúúúúú
  7. 02 Sep '04 22:05

    If people want to know how the Dutch vowel "eu" in "Euwe" is pronounced, please visit:

    http://www.stanford.edu/~sipma/proexerc.html

    and listen carefully to : " deun dreunen steunde Teun ".

    You'll find it in the "word box"(first sentence) at twelfth place on the left below "Now Pronounce correctly:"

  8. Standard member KneverKnight
    Strawman
    03 Sep '04 03:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ivanhoe

    If people want to know how the Dutch vowel "eu" in "Euwe" is pronounced, please visit:

    http://www.stanford.edu/~sipma/proexerc.html

    and listen carefully to : " deun dreunen steunde Teun ".

    You'll find it in the "word b ...[text shortened]... t twelfth place on the left below "Now Pronounce correctly:"

    The vowels aren't too bad, some of the consonants I can't get a handle on. Thanks for the links.
  9. 02 Mar '06 00:41
    Originally posted by TovMauzer
    It is A-LYO-HIN with second stressed syllable. No "k" there.
    From the Oxford Chess Companion....it's pronounced al-yekh-een.
    I should know, that's my name too.
  10. 02 Mar '06 00:50
    Originally posted by Drumbo
    From the Oxford Chess Companion....it's pronounced al-yekh-een.
    I should know, that's my name too.
    But the Russian pronounciation is different.
  11. 02 Mar '06 02:20
    Originally posted by Balla88
    But the Russian pronounciation is different.
    Whatever...here's yet another source:

    "Alexander (Aleksandr) Alexanderovich Alekhine (Al-YEKH-een) was born on October 31, 1892 (Halloween) in Moscow (October 19, 1892 on the Russian calendar). "

    You tell me how it's pronounced.
  12. 02 Mar '06 03:00
    And another:

    Alekhine (ahl-YECK-een), Alexander - former world champion


    I rest my case
  13. Standard member MIODude
    me, not you
    02 Mar '06 04:28 / 1 edit
    Baeh - bee Fish - er
  14. 02 Mar '06 11:21
    Originally posted by Drumbo
    And another:

    Alekhine (ahl-YECK-een), Alexander - former world champion


    I rest my case
    Ask a Russian person.
  15. 02 Mar '06 11:26
    I always pronounced it Alek (as in Alex) - hine (as in the "behind"


    i have also heard some say "al - cane"

    i suppose it all depends where you come from - what your native laungage is.