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Could KG please tell BBC the correct way to say his name. Always thought it said Dikachoi and not Dikashwee. Which is right?

 

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Quote brownsugar at 20 Apr 2014 12.40pm

Could KG please tell BBC the correct way to say his name. Always thought it said Dikachoi and not Dikashwee. Which is right?

I think the correct pronunciation is actually Dik-ash-wee

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 20 Apr 14 12.47pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

We've had this before. There's a video -- maybe on You Tube -- where he pronounces his own name but I can't remember where it is. In South Africa, it's pronounced Dig-A-Choo (at least by the TV commentators when I was watching a game down there.)

 


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Quote brownsugar at 20 Apr 2014 12.40pm

Could KG please tell BBC the correct way to say his name. Always thought it said Dikachoi and not Dikashwee. Which is right?

I would prefer it if he just Anglicised his name by deed poll.


 

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if they typed his name into youtube they'd firnd this

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj5iAz6AQdU[/url]

 

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View sydtheeagle's Profile sydtheeagle Flag England 20 Apr 14 12.51pm Send a Private Message to sydtheeagle Add sydtheeagle as a friend

I'm pretty sure he's Sotho which means working out how to pronounce his name is going to be beyond most of us. As Wikipedia puts it...The sound system of Sotho is unusual in many respects. It has ejective consonants, click consonants, a uvular trill, a relatively large number of affricate consonants, no prenasalised consonants, and a rare form of vowel-height (alternatively, advanced tongue root) harmony. In total, the language contains some 39 consonantal[6] and 9 vowel phonemes.

It also has a large number of complex sound transformations which often change the phones of words due to the influence of other (sometimes invisible) sounds.

 


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Quote brownsugar at 20 Apr 2014 12.40pm

Could KG please tell BBC the correct way to say his name. Always thought it said Dikachoi and not Dikashwee. Which is right?

I distinctly remember a commentator during a Palace game talk about asking him how he should pronounce his name before kick off, and being told, by the man himself, that it's Dikashwee.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 20 Apr 14 10.51pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Kagisho Dikgacoi is pronounced kaygee

 

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Quote Pete53 at 20 Apr 2014 10.51pm

Kagisho Dikgacoi is pronounced kaygee


Funny that. One of the most difficult pronunciations for non Africans is the KG combination. Next difficult is the MB one at the beginning of a name/word.

 


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Quote Harpo at 20 Apr 2014 12.50pm

Quote brownsugar at 20 Apr 2014 12.40pm

Could KG please tell BBC the correct way to say his name. Always thought its Dikachoi and not Dikashwee. Which is right?

I would prefer it if he just Anglicised his name by deed poll.



Why should he change his name to make it easier to pronounce. He is NOT English so he shouldnt anglicise it to make commentators lives easier. Everyone doesnt have to have an English name

 


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Quote Only 1 Ian Wright at 21 Apr 2014 8.36am

Quote Harpo at 20 Apr 2014 12.50pm

Quote brownsugar at 20 Apr 2014 12.40pm

Could KG please tell BBC the correct way to say his name. Always thought its Dikachoi and not Dikashwee. Which is right?

I would prefer it if he just Anglicised his name by deed poll.



Why should he change his name to make it easier to pronounce. He is NOT English so he shouldnt anglicise it to make commentators lives easier. Everyone doesnt have to have an English name

Some people clearly don't like Monday mornings.

Chill mate, I'm peeeretty sure he was joking.

And his name is definitely pronounced Dik-ash-wee

I know this because I asked him myself.

 

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View ripleyeagle's Profile ripleyeagle Flag Ripley Surrey 21 Apr 14 8.44am Send a Private Message to ripleyeagle Add ripleyeagle as a friend

Why don't we just call him Dave ?

 

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