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How do you correctly pronounce "Alekhine"?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #21


    I pronounce it A-le-kine since that pronunciation really got under the skin of the anti-Semitic Alexander who considered it a Jewish pronunciation.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #22


    His name is Алехин in Russian. I don`t know how to transliterate the pronunciation but it would be:


    A - as in but

    le - as in small yet (said together)

    ch - you are right about Bach  (it is a bit softeror as in loch. (not k - it is soft)

    in - as in in

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #23


    I think I'll just call him Al.

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