Help Needed pronouncing Skaters Names

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I particularly found interesting the second paragraph. I hadn't realised that a lot of Russian names actually meant something. Well, I suppose it's like English family names that are derived from a distant ancestor's job, for example Cooper (barrel maker); Fletcher (arrow maker); Baker (bread maker).

But, I am now really intrigued as to why some people's ancestors got named after animals! :laugh:
It's not just Russian names. Many Slavic names mean something, and not just animals. I remember a number of years ago reading a book by a Czech author, and cracking up at the names, which included a Mr. Krocan (turkey) a young man with the last name Skocdopole (jump into a field) and the unlikely duo of Reverend Houba (mushroom) and Mr Rebarbora (Rhubarb)". I had a conversation with my mom about odd Czech names, and she didn't find them odd. She went to school with a guy whose last name was Mrkvicka (little carrot)

And no, we're not all named after food or animals. When I was a kid, we used to go apple picking in the orchard of Mr. Nesvadba (no wedding), and there are noble Czech names like Svoboda (freedom).

One of my favorites is the name Škoda. You know, like the cars. That company is named after its founder (kind of like Ford), except with a more amusing meaning. The word 'škoda' cannnot be perfectly translated into English, but the French word "dommage" is a good equivalent. It has both the meaning of pity as in the phrase, 'It's a pity' as well as damage. Can you imagine going through life with that as your last name? :laugh2:
 

dorispulaski

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Poor man! But clearly it worked out well for him, since he founded a successful company. :)
 

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I would really like the clips with 3 people on them cut down to one person apiece, if you have time.

:bow:
 

sabinfire

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I would really like the clips with 3 people on them cut down to one person apiece, if you have time.

:bow:

I don't really see that many with 3 people? Helgesson, Korpi, & Marchei only say their first names (and I previously created clips of the Helgesson's), Duhamel/Radford already have clips, too, unless you were really hoping to isolate Paige Lawrence & Rudi Swiegers?

There may be one or two 'better' versions today of skaters I have already made clips for... like Alena Leonova. The one posted above is much better than the Japanese video, so I will definitely remake that one!

I will probably go ahead of make clips of some of these regardless, if for no other reason than to add to my YouTube playlist of skater names, and keep it growing...
 

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Great!

I hated to impose.

I wanted Rudi Sweigers especially, and Victoria Helgesso
 

sabinfire

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I wanted Rudi Sweigers especially, and Victoria Helgesso

I can do the Viktoria Helgesson clip from the link above if you really want it, but all she says is "I'm Viktoria from Sweden" (no last name). Any specific reason you like this one over the clip posted earlier in this thread? (again, no issue making another clip with the 'newer' version, just wanted to make sure that's the one you actually want)

A few edits:

Alena Leonova
https://youtu.be/1m2ctGIrGmo

Rudi Swiegers
https://youtu.be/BOWuiPMNASQ

Mao Asada
https://youtu.be/oYLHQjqmLiY

Evgeni Plushenko
https://youtu.be/xMMy_2GfbOs

Maé Bérénice Méité
https://youtu.be/iWCD35Ru-n4
 

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I had forgotten that Victoria was on Joshi's clip.

:slink:

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cathlen

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I will probably go ahead of make clips of some of these regardless, if for no other reason than to add to my YouTube playlist of skater names, and keep it growing...

Please do, your YT playlist is really appreciated :)
 

sabinfire

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Please do, your YT playlist is really appreciated :)

Great! The playlist itself for skater names is at 2,846 views!

Why would some of these name videos be receiving 'dislikes'? :rofl: It hasn't gotten out of control yet (most are 'likes'), I wonder if I should just disable that option for these clips? I wanted to leave it open for feedback/discussion so I'm okay with things the way they are now, but since so many of these clips are linked to OPs here, does anyone think it would be better to disable votes/comments?
 

sabinfire

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A few more...

Patrick Chan
https://youtu.be/VVJcZw6LqdM

Max Aaron
https://youtu.be/G2cHKLFzT0Y

Gabrielle Daleman
https://youtu.be/Og0-y2SwTW4

James/Cipres
https://youtu.be/cy23KmJYX-Q

Volosozhar/Trankov
https://youtu.be/G84Jjom_pfw

Stephen Carriere
https://youtu.be/37HA1ePc3L8

Angela Wang
https://youtu.be/DFwtHLXBq48



Am I missing any entries from TEB, if good videos are available? The master playlist of all available skaters so far is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd4PT9WvCNpzbiJMZpAK1u_2PkQVTb7Lr
 

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A few more...

Patrick Chan
https://youtu.be/VVJcZw6LqdM ...

Am I missing any entries from TEB, if good videos are available? The master playlist of all available skaters so far is here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd4PT9WvCNpzbiJMZpAK1u_2PkQVTb7Lr

Many thanks for the playlist and for all the new videos, sabinfire :).

Noooooooooo pressure, but if/if/if/if/if you would have any interest also in Patrick's pronunciation for those who speak/understand French, pls see the link below.

If you have no interest, then pls just ignore this link.

Patrick Chan introducing himself in French:
 
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