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Most Commonly Mispronounced Names in BJJ?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by wastedyouth, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. wastedyouth White Belt

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    Like the title says, what names do you hear mispronounced most often? And more importantly what's the correct pronunciation?
     
  2. phillys-finest Red Belt

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    I used to call jacare -Jay Care. Thats before I started watching bjj and heard it...what do you want im not some Portuguese expert.
     
  3. The13 Orange Belt

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    How can Royce (Rolls Royce) not be no this list?
     
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    You could run right down the list of Gracie Family members with R names. Royce, Rickson, Rorion, Rolls, Rener, Ryron, etc.
     
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    Galvao.

    I'm still not completely sure how to say it. Gal-vone?
     
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    I can't pronounce rorian or Caio correctly for the life of me
     
  12. Oliver Geddes Amateur Fighter

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    I'm still confused how Caio ends up as 'Ciao'.
     
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  14. mr violent Orange Belt

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    I'd imagine it being pronounced like Kai-Oh, and spelling it with a C doesn't seem that far-fetched?

    Xande, to me, seems to be the hardest to pronounce, or any of the ones with 'ao' at the end. Galvao, i've heard with the 'ao' being pronounced as 'oh' (Gal-Voh), and as 'ow' (Gal-Vow).. weird stuff.

    Edit: there's a local brown belt with the last name Nguyen, and for the life of me, I can never remember how to pronounce that.
     
  15. dmesser2 Yellow Belt

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    Gal (like southerner slang for girl) -vow
     
  16. Oliver Geddes Amateur Fighter

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    No, it is pronounced Kai-oh. But a bunch of people say Ciao like goodbye. Which puzzles me.
     
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    I like when people take it a step too far and start pronouncing american names like Raphael lavorto jr with the H sound as the R
     
  18. wastedyouth White Belt

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    Thank you Mr. Violent for actually taking the time to try and sound these names out, which was the purpose of this thread. Galvao`s name is pretty hard, as is Caio`s. Is Monteiro pronounced mon- tea -arrow?
     
  19. Oliver Geddes Amateur Fighter

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    Mon-tay-row, I believe.
     
  20. wastedyouth White Belt

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    So is it Hoff- ael (Rafael) Mendes?
     

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