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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 22nd, 2011, 9:58 am

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.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Slipper1 » June 22nd, 2011, 10:06 am

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.


Oops :oops: Thats exactly how I would have pronounced it as well.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 22nd, 2011, 10:08 am

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.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Peg Leg » June 22nd, 2011, 11:22 am

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.


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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 22nd, 2011, 11:31 am

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.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Peg Leg » June 22nd, 2011, 12:35 pm

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.


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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Hickiefan » June 22nd, 2011, 3:45 pm

It's definitely Nigh-land - BW - take a breath. :D

His older sister played pro too for a while and the family has been around Irish tennis for a long time.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 22nd, 2011, 3:49 pm

Hickiefan wrote:It's definitely Nigh-land - BW - take a breath.

YES!

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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Broken Wing » June 22nd, 2011, 4:00 pm

Date-Krumm giving Venus Williams a real run for her money. 1 set each, 6-6 in the 3rd set.....
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » June 27th, 2011, 1:22 pm

Murray struggling in his first service game. Saved a break point to just about take it. He hasn't ;looked fit all championship imo and on current form doesnt stand a chance against Nadal/Federer/Djokovic.
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Postby sarah_lennon » June 27th, 2011, 5:07 pm

Bad day to be a williams
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » June 27th, 2011, 6:57 pm

sarah_lennon wrote:Bad day to be a williams

Worst performance by them ever at Wimbeldon i believe...

Nadal-Del Potro are playing some seriously good stuff at the mo.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Mackman15 » June 28th, 2011, 9:08 am

Not looking good for Rafa's foot.
Here's me thinking the top 4 would glide through.

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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » June 29th, 2011, 4:18 pm

Federer on the verge of going out here! a break and 5-3 down in the final set to Jo Wilfried TSonga! :shock:

Kinda pleased cos I called this last night.... 8)
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Mackman15 » June 29th, 2011, 4:24 pm

Stone the crows --- Fed's out.
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » June 29th, 2011, 4:25 pm

Boom!! Federer's gone in the quarter final! :shock:
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby sarah_lennon » June 30th, 2011, 9:46 am

2 years in a row. He'll be 30 by the time he next plays there. The end is nigh I'm afraid.

He'll flog himself for one more year though I reckon!

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
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » June 30th, 2011, 9:56 am

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....
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby Vamos los azules » July 1st, 2011, 9:07 am

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....


Eh? Surely it will only be a larger scale version of what we saw with the Irish support out there for Conor Niland last week? 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.

Backing Djokovic for the title but hoping for 2 epic 5 setters today - with lots of atmosphere in both matches!
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Re: Tennis Thread

Postby sarah_lennon » July 1st, 2011, 9:59 am

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!


No.

There's a massive difference between atmosphere and the mindless stuff some of the Centre Court elite come out with. Whooping deliriously when a player faults (never mind double faulting), pretending they're at a panto if a rally ever breaks out (ooohh, aaahhhh) and as for the "C'mon Tim" crap, well even Murray has criticised that!

Nothing against Murray as a player, don't mind him really, but cannot watch him at Wimbledon.

On another note, it'll be nice to see Novak Djokovic on centre court for a change, being this season's form player and incumbent World No. 1 after all!
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