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#21 sheeps

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 12:50 AM

I'd expect it to be pah-ree-zay but it seems to always be puh-reezee, for whatever reason. Everyone might be wrong. :P

Doc is better than most announcers and he may edit the NHL Pronounciation Guide, but that guide has been published online before and it's awful. He usually says French names incorrectly, even famous ones like Brodeur - should be mar-tain(g) bruh-dur not mar-tan bro-doer - and Claude Lemieux - klOd [long O] luh-myuh not klawd le-myoo.

Most English-language pronouncers won't pronounce a French name correctly. But they'll get it close - they'll get the pronunciation but not the accent.
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Posted 04 April 2004 - 01:36 AM

Most English Canadian announcers (with some glaring exceptions!) manage to say Brodeur, Lemieux, and other French names correctly without a French accent. It's not hard for anyone to say luh-myuh in English. If you can say nets-cazh you can say luh-myuh. We're not talking about rolling "R"s. It's just a matter of knowledge and professionalism IMO.

I always found it funny that most of Claude Lemieux's teammates would say "Claude" correctly and all of the announcers would call him "Clawd". O_o

He probably didn't care either way.
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Posted 04 April 2004 - 03:43 AM

Around here (in ND) I hear it sometimes as "pah-reezee" but most people here say it fast so it sounds like "prezee"

Edited by Tacs, 04 April 2004 - 03:44 AM.

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 06:36 AM

I'm calling him Z-PAR...
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Posted 04 April 2004 - 07:14 AM

Or Zapper ;)
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Posted 04 April 2004 - 10:16 AM

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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Posted 04 April 2004 - 11:05 AM

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 12:04 PM

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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Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:32 PM

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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Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:42 PM

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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Posted 06 April 2004 - 11:34 PM

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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Posted 06 April 2004 - 11:38 PM

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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Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:54 AM

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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Posted 07 April 2004 - 03:13 AM

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, 07 April 2004 - 03:19 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 04:59 AM

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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Posted 07 April 2004 - 05:37 AM

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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Posted 07 April 2004 - 05:54 AM

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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Posted 07 April 2004 - 06:26 AM

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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Posted 07 April 2004 - 06:32 AM

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

An American never said something correctly :P

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Posted 07 April 2004 - 08:45 AM

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