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One of the announcers also called Jose Maria Olafabal (sp) Sergio several times.

 

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... man im hispanic so its funny hearing gringos pronouncing these names wrong. Olazalbal for example, is pronounced Oh-La-Sa-bal. Villegas = V-yeg-as. They get the easy ones like cabrera and garcia but they really mess up the others lol

 

I'm also hispanic, and wonder about this myself, but....................There are different dialects and pronunciations in different countries that you need to be aware of.

 

For example: Camilo Villegas is correctly pronounced "V-JAY-Gas" in his native Columbia, even though traditional Spanish pronunciation would be "V-YAY-Gas" (or "V-Yeg-as", as you mentioned)

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You would think all those announcers would have cheat sheet and you would think they would practice and memorize the CORRECT pronunciations...

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