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Parise Pronunciation

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But Zero, odds are that Doc is getting the accent on Neckar and Bednar wrong too.

I think it's only natural that most names become Anglified in the middle of broadcasting hockey, because accenting in a language that isn't English can ruin the flow of what's being said. The way people have been saying that Parise is said in Italy, Pa-REE-ze, doesn't sound to me like a natural English rhythm, and would sound forced and unnatural in the middle of a broadcast.

In short, there's a reason why names get Anglified and I don't think it's because people are lazy.

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I never was sure how Parise was pronounced, as I've heard the TSN announcers say it either way ("REE vs. "RAY" at the end). I also think his last name looks like it could be either Italian or French in origin, which would obviously influence the pronunciation. Or maybe he's just completely Anglicized it :lol:

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Ok, I just asked Zach, he says it's "Pah-ree-zee". An alternate pronounciation is also "Pah-ree-say" which is probably french. Hope this clears it up for everyone. :)

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The second is closer to the Italian pronunciation while the one he uses is a heavy Americanization of it. As for the origin, if its French then it would probably just be Pah-rees (I'm sure moustic could verify that).

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I am 100% Italian. I live in Italy.

Parise should be pronounced:

PA - REE - ZE

Considering the name is french, you are way off.

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Ok, I just asked Zach, he says it's "Pah-ree-zee". An alternate pronounciation is also "Pah-ree-say" which is probably french. Hope this clears it up for everyone. :)

He says it different from his father then, which really surprises me.

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I am 100% Italian. I live in Italy.

Parise should be pronounced:

PA - REE - ZE

Considering the name is french, you are way off.

Are you positive the name is french? It may be, but its more likely to be Italian.

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I am 100% Italian. I live in Italy.

Parise should be pronounced:

PA - REE - ZE

Considering the name is french, you are way off.

I think you are too sure of yourself here. :o

A regular search on parise on google gave me a sh!tload of italian wabsites but no french ones. This might not be actual proof, but at least it shows that the name is used in Italy

i think it is hillarious how you tell an Italian guy how wrong he is the way you do right here :rolleyes:

edit: i spell like a goat B )

Edited by Swede

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1/ Parise is not french (parise can be for example)

2/ I'm glad we are on a forum... I have enough problem to write english... so if you add english pronunciation...

3/ there is no 3/

4/ When I will find a 4/ I will edit my post and write it

5/ hi... how are you ?

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Is this your final answer?

If he is great success then there will be nick names

If he is a failure (not expected) they will be nick names

Either French or Italian will be understood.

Final Answer please.

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Is this your final answer?

I will ask for the opinion of the public mon cher Jean Pierre

(The presenter of "who wants to win million" calls Jean Pierre Foucault in France :P )

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If the noun is italian, there is no doubt about it.

PA - REE - ZE

(for the final E: it is like AI in SAID)

Hope it is clear.

But of course, an American would never said like that....

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But of course, an American would never said like that....

An American never said something correctly :P

(pooolom polooom)

:dance:

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Name - schmade ! I'll be happy when I say "Look at that kid scoring the goals !!!" :evil:

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The name very well could be French. I don't know the Parise family tree, but J.P. Parise was born in Ontario, and the J.P. is short for Jean-Paul.

(P.S. What the hell am I doing defending Jason? :P )

Edited by Rowdyfan42

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Roberto Luongo also has an Italian name and is French Canadian by birth. There are lots of Italians in Quebec I guess.

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1/ Parise is not french (parise can be for example)

2/ I'm glad we are on a forum... I have enough problem to write english... so if you add english pronunciation...

3/ there is no 3/

4/ When I will find a 4/ I will edit my post and write it

5/ hi... how are you ?

I thought #5 was profit. :D

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parise is italian? I thought "paris" was some place in france.

Edited by Shred

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Shred, I knew a kid named Darren Tedeschi. Tedeschi means German in Italian, does that mean he was German? Could be. Could be that his ancestors moved from Germany to Italy and were called Tedeschi. It could also mean that his ancestors were merchants who traveled to Germany a lot and brought back German wares. Who knows? Parise doesn't mean Paris in Italian, that would be Parigi. Parise also doesn't mean Paris in French. That would simply be Paris. So who knows which it came from? Hell, it could be Romanian for all I know. I checked it up on Ancestry.com and the only returns I found were Italian so I must assume it to be Italian.

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The name PARISI is rather common here in Italy. PARISE is harder to find, but it exists.

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Heh, y'know, the Bible mentions that one of the nations living in the land of Canaan before Joshua conquered it were the Perizites, in Hebrew, Perizi ;)

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