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In general, our policy is that where Canada Goose Online an established anglicisation exists, that is what we recommend. In canada goose clearance cases like Paris, where the English and French forms are spelt identically, broadcasters are advised to uk canada goose outlet use the established anglicised form: PARR iss not parr EE.

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canada goose outlet in chicago One of the place names already getting a lot of attention is England base near St Petersburg called Repino, named after the Russian painter, Ilya Repin. The place name should be pronounced with stress on the first syllable: RAY pin oh ( ay as in day, note first syllable stress), although the pronunciations REP in oh and REP in uh ( e as in get, uh as in cannon) are also possible anglicisations. canada goose outlet in chicago

The Moscow stadium where the opening game takes place is Luzhniki, pronounced with stress on the final syllable: loozh nik EE ( zh as ‘s’ in measure, note final syllable stress).

Nizhny Novgorod is often anglicised as NIZH ni NOV guh rodd ( 1st i as in bit, zh as in measure, 2nd i as in happy, o as in not, note first syllable stress) though the Russian pronunciation is closer to NEEZH canada goose black friday sale ni NOV guh ruht ( ee as in street, zh as ‘s’ in measure, t as in top).

canada goose kensington parka uk One of the host cities Kaliningrad is usually pronounced kuh LEE nin grad ( uh as in sofa, ee as in street, note second syllable stress) in English; the Russian pronunciation is closer to kal in een GRAT (note final syllable stress). canada goose kensington parka uk

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canada goose outlet shop One of the stars of the Russia squad is goalkeeper canada goose uk outlet Igor Akinfeev, pronounced: EE gor ak in FYAY yuhf ( ee as in street, g as in get, fy as in few, ay as in day, y as in yes, uh as in oven, f as in fit, note stress). canada goose outlet shop

canada goose outlet vip Another player to watch is Alan Dzagoev, pronounced al AN dzag OY yuhf ( dz as in bids, oy as in boy, y as in yes, f as in fit, note final syllable stress in first name unlike the English pronunciation of conclude, here a selection of player names from other teams in Group G: canada goose outlet vip

canada goose outlet uk Tunisia: England first match will be against Tunisia so look out for French born midfielder Saif Eddine Khaoui, pronounced SAYF uh DEEN KHAA wi ( ay as in day, uh as in oven, kh as in Scottish loch, aa as in father, i as in happy), although the French pronunciation is closer to kaa WEE ( k as in king). canada goose outlet uk

canada goose victoria parka outlet Belgium: Kevin de Bruyne the anglicised pronunciation of his name is duh BROY nuh ( oy as in boy, uh as ‘e’ in oven) but the player himself uses the pronunciation duh BROE nuh cheap Canada Goose ( oe as in French coeur) in Flemish and English, which may be Canada Goose sale further anglicised as duh BRUR nuh ( ur as in fur but ‘r’ is not pronounced). The pronunciation duh BROW nuh ( ow as in now) is debatably closer to the Standard Dutch rather than Flemish pronunciation. canada goose victoria parka outlet

canada goose outlet online uk Panama: defender Luis Ovalle, pronounced luu EESS oh VIGH yay ( uu as in book, ee as in street, ss as in less, oh as in high, igh as in high, y as in yes), and midfielder An Godoy, pronounced an EE bal god OY ( o as in not, oy as in boy, note stress in each name). canada goose outlet online uk

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