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How do you pronounce Alekhine?


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1

    Casual_Joe

    I've always said it like "Alikeen", but I know a chess player from Russia who insists it's pronounced "Alohyoon".  Anyone know for sure?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #2

    trysts

    I don't know if the kh is an example of a velar fricative, but I've always pronounced it as alley-kine.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3

    neo-metacrash

    Al (Al Capone)

    a

    Kine (kind w/o the d)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #4

    linuxblue1

    a lik heen ee

    Laughing

    Well, at least it sounds like a football chant.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5

    Dadg777

    I always thought it was "al YECK un"

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6

    laestli

    In my head I always pronounced it like the functional group in organic chemisty, Alkyne.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #7

    baddogno

    Apparently no one knows!   I've always heard it pronounced either 

    al yek in  OR  al yolk in.   Part of the problem of course is that the Russian language contains "letters" that don't translate exactly.  The yek or the yolk are accented.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #8

    Eseles

    Alie (like alien, but without the "n")

    h (like horse)

    in (like inside)

    and the intonation goes on the letter "e"

    Ali-E-hin

    check the Wikipedia entry for a more scientific approach to this name's pronounciation

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #9

    MyCowsCanFly

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #10

    MyCowsCanFly

    I agree. I tried playing it backwards...no help.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #11

    Eseles

    Now it's time for Euwe! Laughing

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #12

    trysts

    Eseles wrote:

    Now it's time for Euwe!

    You-we?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #13

    JamieKowalski

    AL-ee-eh-keen

    Euwe = Oy-wih

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #14

    Eseles

    trysts wrote:
    Eseles wrote:

    Now it's time for Euwe!

    You-we?

    rofl :D

     

    here:

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #15

    Dadg777

    Euwe = oo-vay

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #16

    Elubas

    I think the girl said "Uh-loh-hin."

    Other ones: Uh-leh-kin, Al-ih-kee-nay, Al-eh-kine (I usually feel like doing that one), Uh-loh-kin, Al-yeh-kin. Funny how there are so many ways to try to pronounce a rather simple looking word.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #17

    konhidras

    Al-ka-line

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #18

    Lawdoginator

    Al Yekkin 

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #19

    Elubas

    Really? It's not just "u" ?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #20

    Eseles

    How do you pronounce Elubas? :D


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