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John Collins
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Pronunciation

Post by John Collins » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:23 am

As a matter of interest, can anyone tell me how you pronounce the name of the England women's player Dagne CIUKSYTE ?

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:26 am

I think it's something like Chook-SEE-ta, but don't quote me on that.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by John Collins » Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:10 pm

Thanks for that - maybe the lady herself will tell us sometime. The name Zivile SARAKAUSKIENA does not roll easily off an English tongue, does it? I have just discovered by Googling in German that she is the sister of Dagne C.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:17 am

Jack's suggestion looks sensible, but then how do we pronounce Dagne? Dahn-ye maybe, presumably not Dagg-nee?

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:48 pm

It is pronounced dag-ne, according to Google.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by John Cox » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:10 am

Chook-shee-teh, I believe. That's what a Lithuanian friend told me, anyway.

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Re: Pronunciation

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:25 pm

Is there anywhere a general guide to the pronunciation of prominent names in the chess world?
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Re: Pronunciation

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:35 pm

Yes. If you google "chess names pronunciation", you may find that helpful.

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