I watched the top 3 skaters. Gosh I miss skating. And Ted Barton.
연 can be transliterated as either Yeon (RR version) or Yun(so that it'll rhyme with sun) and the Queen chose to write her 연 as Yun, and 아 is the a. By sheer mistake at the airport (can't remember where) Yuna(Yun-a) became Yuna(Yu-na), the Queen was fine with it so she lives with it still but it still kinda irks me to this day. And lord I want the ISU to add a recording of the skater saying their name on the ISU profiles so bad (since you can't make everyone learn the IPA that's the closest I can get to internal peace)Well, between the translation mistakes (wonder why Yeon-a became Yu-na) and the foreign languages, all names are pretty difficult to pronounce. Easier to write them. Even if ISU and media don't bother to write the "-" between the two parts of a name.
Edit: By all names i mean not only the Korean names.
See above: Yeon and Yun are both transliterations of 연, aka the same soundAh, i thought it was Yeon-a.
Thanks for this info! I can read Hangeul and speak a little Korean so I always get confused and frustrated by how English-speaking commentators pronounce their names. I'm often suspicious it isn't right and have to search for the names in Korean.Okay I need to take a sanity break, but just two things about my girls here:
1) Ahsun's name is /asən/, the 'sun' is as in the big glowing orb in the sky
2) Seoyeon's surname is /dʒi/, it's an English J sound. Not /ji/, 'Yee'
I am kinda unhealthily obsessed with names and butchered names of our skaters is one of my greatest pet peeves
Back in the 2019-2020 season I used to send Ted recordings of my girls' names via email, now if only I had all the emails of the announcers at all competitions where Korean names were butcheredThanks for this info! I can read Hangeul and speak a little Korean so I always get confused and frustrated by how English-speaking commentators pronounce their names. I'm often suspicious it isn't right and have to search for the names in Korean.
Same! Perhaps you’re aware of this, but Satoko skated to this song during her JGP season as wellThe Satoko vibes I get from Regina, I finally saw her performance, and I'm just wow-ed, absolutely gorgeous spins and impressive interpretation! My favorites today were her, Clare, Kaiya, Ahsun, and Noelle
Darja Zajčenko is her coach. There are 3 rinks in the country. Full time domestic and foreign coaches from all over the world in Iceland. One skater currently training in Switzerland with Lambiel. rest train in Iceland like Júlía RósWho's her coach? And generally, how's Iceland with figure skating coaching? Do they have their own or they inviter coaches from abroad?
I was lucky enough to see this in person and besides the top skaters that were there (Yuna and Mao, etc.) it was this sp that I remember from the event! Nice to see her protégé here, I really liked Regina's posture and carriage.
In 2009, Ana Cecilia Cantu qualified to the FS at World's with the above sp performance to Beetlejuice!
Sorry for the double post but who are the Cantu sisters?