Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

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Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby Tomas on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:14 pm

Vokoun = informal phonetic version of "okoun", i.e. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perch

correct pronunciation:

VOCK - own

Or better yet, the audio file here (first button):

http://blog.myczechrepublic.com/2010/02 ... unciation/
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Re: Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby Froggy on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:17 pm

his goalie mask...

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yeah, that's pretty obscure, but shut up.
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Re: Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby Tico Rick on Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:21 pm

Perch > Sea Bass

So will we see a return of Tomas' Translations?
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Re: Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby steelhammer on Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:30 pm

It's pronounce T-Vo, and no, I haven't.
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Re: Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby mikey287 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:31 pm

I knew thread like this was coming, Tomas haha. I know that Vo-koon isn't right, my guess was VO-kown - which wasn't close. Thanks for this!
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Re: Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:41 pm

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Re: Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby Penspal on Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:08 am

I'm heading over to the Czech Republic as part of my vacation. I'm seriously considering getting Vokoun put on one of my Pens jerseys just to see if I can get a wtf out of any of my Czech comrades.

Tomas, thanks for the translations. I have a very hard time convincing North Americans that most TV announcers often mispronounce Czech hockey players names. Someone should send the Pens media teams that link.
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Re: Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby Tico Rick on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:19 am

Comrades?
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Re: Vokoun: name meaning, correct pronunciation

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:28 am

Oh my G...I can't wait to see his alternate jersey pads.
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