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  • JimMalone
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    Originally posted by Odrl View Post
    Ah, that would be the penultimate syllable, wouldn't it? That's what I meant actually.

    There are some names that have the stress on the O, like Svetlana Kuznetsо́va for example, but they are in the minority. The best thing to do is to imagine it's a male name without the -a at the end and consider how you would pronounce that, then pronounce the female version the same way, without changing the stress.

    One thing I like about Spanish names is that you never have to guess like this, because they are kind enough to always use marks (no idea what they are called in English ) to tell you which part of the word should be stressed if there is any doubt at all. In Slovenia this is rarely done, even though some names could clearly be pronounced in different ways and there is no way to know, especially for foreigners.
    I've always wondered how you pronounce the name Prevc correctly. Can you solve this for me please?

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  • Odrl
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    Originally posted by gavpowell View Post
    I would generally stress the O in -ova
    Ah, that would be the penultimate syllable, wouldn't it? That's what I meant actually.

    There are some names that have the stress on the O, like Svetlana Kuznetsо́va for example, but they are in the minority. The best thing to do is to imagine it's a male name without the -a at the end and consider how you would pronounce that, then pronounce the female version the same way, without changing the stress.

    One thing I like about Spanish names is that you never have to guess like this, because they are kind enough to always use marks (no idea what they are called in English ) to tell you which part of the word should be stressed if there is any doubt at all. In Slovenia this is rarely done, even though some names could clearly be pronounced in different ways and there is no way to know, especially for foreigners.

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  • JimMalone
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    If O'Connor makes the final he would be the second lowest ranked finalist ever in a ranking tournament, sitting currently at #103 in the rankings. Only Marco Fu, when he made the Grand Prix final in 1998, was even ranked far lower as #377 back then.

    However there are three players that got to a final, when having no official ranking. Most famously Terry Griffiths, who won the World Championship in 1979. The two others were James Wattana, who was the runner-up at the 1989 Asian Open and Andrew Higginson, when he reached the final at the 2007 Welsh Open.

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  • JimMalone
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    Would never have expected to see Joe O'Connor in a semifinal here. Never have seen him play yet.

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  • JimMalone
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    Originally posted by Cue crafty View Post
    Ouch! Anyone who's played this game competitively knows how Maflin feels tonight. Such fine margins between bravery, judgement, courage & Kudos!

    Hope Kurt takes the positives away from his performance tonight.
    Indeed a tough loss. Played well and was unlucky in the decider. The chances that the black went in were extremely small. Still he didn't need to hit the ball that hard and if you do so many things can happen. It was not only on this ball that Kurt playes with more speed than necessary.
    The quarterfinal is a good result for Maflin, but after being so close to the semifinal he won't find much consolation in it.

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  • bobmikeking
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    Originally posted by Billy View Post
    I hope not. I'm sorry as I suspect you're a fan if your avatar is any clue, but Bingham's game bores me rigid.
    I'm not a Bingham fan. I just think the picture is funny so I used it for an avatar, not that I dislike Bingham I'm a bit indifferent to him I suppose.
    I just think that is the most likely final based on who is in the semi. I would prefer the final without Robertson or Bingham

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  • gavpowell
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    Originally posted by Odrl View Post
    Pronunciation complaint of the day:

    Why do English-speaking people insist on putting the stress on the final syllable for every female name that ends with "ova"? You don't do this for male names that end with "ov", so what's the deal? Also, why do you go out of your way to say "ouva" instead of "ova"?
    I would generally stress the O in -ova, and wouldn't insert a U! That may also be wrong, mind :P

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  • Billy
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    Originally posted by bobmikeking View Post
    I think most would assume that it will be Bingham and Robertson in the final
    I hope not. I'm sorry as I suspect you're a fan if your avatar is any clue, but Bingham's game bores me rigid.

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  • neuronic
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    Not so sure about that... from what I've seen Joe O'Connor doing to John Higgins, this should be close at least.

    I actually fancy him winning this if he can reproduce that kinda performance... anyway I'm looking forward to see them battling it out, should be a good match to watch.

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  • Cue crafty
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    Ouch! Anyone who's played this game competitively knows how Maflin feels tonight. Such fine margins between bravery, judgement, courage & Kudos!

    Hope Kurt takes the positives away from his performance tonight.

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  • bobmikeking
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    Was really hoping Maflin would get past Robertson. I wonder if there will be any more surprise results in the semi's?
    I think most would assume that it will be Bingham and Robertson in the final

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  • neuronic
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    Good but tough win for Neil... Kurt was pretty unlucky when that black dropped, anyway he hit that red way too hard IMHO.

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  • fkhan
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    Neil wins it on the decider. Maflin played really well. Was very unlucky to have knocked the black in.

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  • Cue crafty
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    Best of Luck to Kurt in the decider, he has tested Neil's reserve tonight. Gotta say my money would be on Robbo now to close this out.

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  • fkhan
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    I really hope Neil wins it now.

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