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Biathlon IBU World Cup 2019 - 2020

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2 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

 

I double up the shitty level, Szczurek means "Little Rat" in Polish :p

 

Obviously his name is basically unpronounceable for any non-Slavic throat :lol:

 

Which is why we - or at least I - just basically say "Surek" :p 

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2 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

 

Which is why we - or at least I - just basically say "Surek" :p 

 

Yeah, this could fly. Polish digraphs take no prisoners otherwise :p

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In Polish:szcz
In English: shch

In German: schtsch

In Hungarian: scs

In Russian:... щ

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Well, the culmination for commentators came in football with Szczęsny, Piszczek and Błaszczykowski. Not to mention our runner, Kszczot. :)

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As for Szczęsny there's a common reference in the hockey players Peter & Paul Stastny. If any English commentator realized that, they'd pronounce his name that way instead of botching it most of the time. Szczęsny & Stastny basically mean the same thing.

 

Speaking of tough names (I know, it's not biathlon but it's the offseason yet).

 

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6 hours ago, heywoodu said:

he's joining Jakub Strcvctrckctecky, the young and annoyingly quite talented Czech.

 

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5 hours ago, Vojthas said:

In Polish:szcz
In English: shch

In German: schtsch

In Hungarian: scs

In Russian:... щ

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Well, the culmination for commentators came in football with Szczęsny, Piszczek and Błaszczykowski. Not to mention our runner, Kszczot. :)

 

In Croatian: šč :p

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Team Slovakia for Stage 1

 

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Single Mixed Relay:

 

Poliaková/Šíma

 

Mixed Relay:

 

I. Fialková/P. Fialková/Hasilla/Otčenáš

 

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US are going with Doherty and Dunklee in the Single Mixed, arguably their strongest two.

 

Mixed will be Egan - Reid - Nordgren - Howe - First two are solid, Nordgren can be decent, Howe is a wildcard.  If they were to crack the top 15 with this line-up, I would be ecstatic!

 

By the way, Forucade and J T Boe will anchor their teams in the Mixed.  Should be great fun!

26 teams in the single mixed with Croatia the only one not in the mixed.

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On 28/11/2019 at 10:55, Vojthas said:

In Polish:szcz
In English: shch

In German: schtsch

In Hungarian: scs

In Russian:... щ

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Well, the culmination for commentators came in football with Szczęsny, Piszczek and Błaszczykowski. Not to mention our runner, Kszczot. :)

 

You will have to go a long way to beat Canadian Skeleton slider Dave Greszczyszyn, which I believe is a Ukrainian name transliterated into Polish and then adopted into English.

 

And don’t start me with Gaelic names. My cousin’s daughter is Caoimhe......

 

.....it’s pronounced Kiva.  Only the i is pronounced as it would be in any other language.

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8 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:

 

You will have to go a long way to beat Canadian Skeleton slider Dave Greszczyszyn, which I believe is a Ukrainian name transliterated into Polish and then adopted into English.

 

And don’t start me with Gaelic names. My cousin’s daughter is Caoimhe......

 

.....it’s pronounced Kiva.  Only the i is pronounced as it would be in any other language.

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