21935 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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?
I don't know if the kh is an example of a velar fricative, but I've always pronounced it as alley-kine.
Al (Al Capone)
Kine （kind w/o the d)
a lik heen ee
Well, at least it sounds like a football chant.
I always thought it was "al YECK un"
In my head I always pronounced it like the functional group in organic chemisty, Alkyne.
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.
Alie (like alien, but without the "n")
h (like horse)
in (like inside)
and the intonation goes on the letter "e"
check the Wikipedia entry for a more scientific approach to this name's pronounciation
I agree. I tried playing it backwards...no help.
Now it's time for Euwe!
Now it's time for Euwe!
Euwe = Oy-wih
Euwe = oo-vay
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.
Really? It's not just "u" ?
How do you pronounce Elubas? :D
by Fixing_A_Hole 2 minutes ago
I play a lot, but I'm not improving. What am I doing wrong?
by Manny_Fresh77 5 minutes ago
The road to master level- how to study chess
by AIM-AceMove 6 minutes ago
Need some advice
by Eyechess 16 minutes ago
Using the knight
by ChessOfPlayer 18 minutes ago
by Mathperson2015 19 minutes ago
White to move and mate in 5 moves (VI)
by Arisktotle 21 minutes ago
8/30/2016 - All Things Are Connected
by gadstrozz 22 minutes ago
I am quitting chess.
by thegreat_patzer 26 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by DavidPeters2 28 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!