Broken Wing wrote:As an aside Wimbledon radio (broadcast live on the app) insisted on pronouncing Niland Knee-Land.
Why? Why would they pronounce "i" as "ee"? It's not a normal pronounciation of "i" within the English language. Are they doing this on purpose because it's an Irish name and therefore must be pronounced funny? Perhaps they think it's Irish and there shuold be a fada over the i? Maybe that's how he pronounces it but I doubt it.
Broken Wing wrote:Well I'm assuming it's pronounced to rhyme with N-Island as that's how the Mr. Niland, my old geography teacher, pronounced it.
Maybe I'm wrong.
Broken Wing wrote:I certainly don't pronounce it weeng.
To pronounce it like wing would make the Ni in Niland sound like something knights used to say in Monty Python.
Hickiefan wrote:It's definitely Nigh-land - BW - take a breath.
sarah_lennon wrote:Bad day to be a williams
sarah_lennon wrote:Avoiding Nadal V Murray like the plague tomorrow . . . . or acyually I'll watch it on TG4 with the sound down, Centre Court will be insufferable
BlueArmyOriginal wrote:sarah_lennon wrote:Avoiding Nadal V Murray like the plague tomorrow . . . . or acyually I'll watch it on TG4 with the sound down, Centre Court will be insufferable
Feck didnt think of that! Djokovic-Tsonga it is so....
Vamos los azules wrote:Or are you traditionalists who believe in a polite but brief handclap at each break in play and the rest of the time silence? It's really far more fun with a bit of atmosphere!
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