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    Pronunciation of Lysacek

    Evan Lysacek is an American figure skater who won gold in Los Angeles last night.

    How do you pronounce his surname? Is it lie - sah - check? Is the stress on the first syllable?
    And, does anybody know what is the ethnic origin of this name (I can't find that on the Internet)? It sounds East European...
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    Re: Pronunciation of Lysacek

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Evan Lysacek is an American figure skater who won gold in Los Angeles last night.

    How do you pronounce his surname? Is it lie - sah - check?
    Yes, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njb6AMbOnLA at about 00:35-00:45, and "Evan Frank Lysacek (pronounced [ɛvʌn lyːsaːʧek]" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Lysacek ([ tʃ ] = English church) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IPA
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Is the stress on the first syllable?
    Yes, I think so, again listen to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njb6AMbOnLA at about 00:35-00:45
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    And, does anybody know what is the ethnic origin of this name (I can't find that on the Internet)? It sounds East European...
    Maybe Polish? See Lysaczek: http://www.fotka.pl/profil/lysaczek and Lisaczek http://www.fotka.pl/profil/lisaczek/ Or Slovakia? See Lisáček: http://www.discogs.com/Menthol-Debut/release/1076210

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    Re: Pronunciation of Lysacek

    I just thought that everyone in America knows about him much more than one can find on the Internet, or at least knows who he is and how the name is pronounced.

    As for IPA, I don't understand it, and most of its symbols look like undecipherable signs to me.
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    Re: Pronunciation of Lysacek

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    I just thought that everyone in America knows about him much more than one can find on the Internet, or at least knows who he is and how his name is pronounced.
    Первый раз о нем слышу. Кажется, что ударения падают на два слога - первый и третьий - одинаково. А я думаю что это лучше звучит если бы ударение пало на второй слог, и только.

    As for IPA, I don't understand it, and most of its symbols look like indecipherable signs to me.

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    Re: Pronunciation of Lysacek

    Quote Originally Posted by Matroskin Kot
    Первый раз о нем слышу.
    Я его еще пару лет назад заприметила.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matroskin Kot
    Кажется, [s:2ifo9f6r]что[/s:2ifo9f6r] ударение падает на два слога - первый и третий - одинаково. А я думаю, что [s:2ifo9f6r]это[/s:2ifo9f6r] лучше [s:2ifo9f6r]звучит[/s:2ifo9f6r] бы звучало, если бы ударение [s:2ifo9f6r]пало[/s:2ifo9f6r] падало на второй слог, и только.
    А у нас многие комментаторы так и говорят - Лисачек.

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    Хех.. Спасибо.
    (undecipherable было взято из словаря )
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    Re: Pronunciation of Lysacek

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    (undecipherable было взято из словаря )
    Прошу прощение. Не надо было исправить это. Я всегда думал, что эти слова отличались, хотя бы небольшой разницой. А теперь я искал какое-то различие в словарях - и его нет.
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    Re: Pronunciation of Lysacek

    Quote Originally Posted by Matroskin Kot
    Прошу прощения. Не надо было исправлять это. Я всегда думал, что эти слова отличаются, хотя бы [s:2x38bb6r]небольшой разницей[/s:2x38bb6r] немного. А теперь я поискал в словарях, есть ли какое-то различие _ - и его нет.
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    Re: Pronunciation of Lysacek

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