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    Quote Originally Posted by leafygreens View Post
    I think on TV they pronounced it - Kring-care-root and Ju-letti-Schmitt but if that's correct or not, I don't know.
    How is Schmitt pronounced??

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    Like it's spelled, basically.

    Like mitt with a Shhhh in front of it.
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    Also, I'm pretty sure Giulietti is pronounced Gee-let-ti or even Gee-uh-let-ti. I know Rudy Giuliani pronounced his last name as Ju-lee-ann-ee but I don't remember Giulietti-Schmitt being pronounced that way when I've seen them live.

    But I could be wrong.
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    For qualifying events in the US, there is an area to type in the phonetic spelling of the skaters name. That's passed along to the LOC's. When we do local events, registration will usually ask the skater when they get checked in if there's a question about pronunciation. That gets noted on the sheet for the music/announcers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorskid View Post
    PJ Kwong has been an announcer for many events within Canada as well as at many international events, including two summer Olympics, three winter Olympics, as well as World Cup Soccer, etc. Check out her bio here: http://pjkwong.com/?page_id=14

    I'm sure she cringes as she hears some of the announcers in the arena as she's doing the BOLD coverage
    She must! She sounds like she has an education in modern languages or something like that.

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    A good friend of my family's was a rink announcer for Skate Canada for many years (25+). He's bilingual, and if he didn't know how to pronounce a name, he asked the skater or the skater's coach directly.
    He absolutely cringes when he hears the name butchering sometimes.

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    Giuletti-Schmidt would be pronounced Jule-yet-tee Sh-mitt IF the rules of the original languages are used.

    But kwanfan181 was correct that North Americans often do not retain the original pronunciation (or spelling) so asking is a necessity if accuracy is valued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    Some of the pronunciations I heard from the announcers at Nice on the BOLD broadcasts* were pretty .
    The announcers in Nice were terrible, all of them, in both rinks. None of them could even speak a word of English. And don't let me start on their pronounciation of the Japanese names, among others...

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    My french friends and I laughed so much because of the whole "elle nous vient des [insert country name here]"

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