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Rytas_Jega
01-17-2006, 10:09 AM
Samaki Walker will sign with Kazan Unics, one of Russian Superleague and ULEB cup favourites.

http://www.basketball.ru/news/lenta/2006/01/17/news_6859.html

Outsider
01-17-2006, 10:20 AM
Damn, I new I should have taken Russian in school!!

lenin_fresh
01-17-2006, 10:40 AM
I know it's another language, but I still hope to God that that team isn't pronounced how it looks (eunuchs).

ghost
01-17-2006, 12:12 PM
I know it's another language, but I still hope to God that that team isn't pronounced how it looks (eunuchs).

You are right. Sadly, Samaki is not going to be the same again...

FrenchConnection
01-17-2006, 12:17 PM
There are plenty of Russian spekaers on this board that could have told you this, but the "U" in "UNIKS" is not pronounced as in eunuchs. The Russians have a whole other letter for that sound.

By the way, I hope he likes the weather. There is a high of -31c today in Kazan'. That's -24 Farenheit!

Kegboy
01-17-2006, 12:36 PM
There are plenty of Russian spekaers on this board that could have told you this, but the "U" in "UNIKS" is not pronounced as in eunuchs. The Russians have a whole other letter for that sound.

By the way, I hope he likes the weather. There is a high of -31c today in Kazan'. That's -24 Farenheit!

Actually, that's a phoentic translation. In Russian, it is spelled УНИКС, which, if I remember correctly, is pronounced you-neeks, like Unique.

But then, the only thing I really remember from 4 semesters of Russian is that Vodka is the feminine diminutive of "water", so don't take my word for it.

Along the same lines, ever since Travi signed with them, my title has been "Indiana Pacers" written in cyrillic, since it was in that article.

:tmyk:

Slick Pinkham
01-17-2006, 12:40 PM
There is a high of -31c today in Kazan'. That's -24 Fahrenheit!

We need to send them Ron Artest somehow.

;)

Kegboy
01-17-2006, 12:44 PM
Damn, I new I should have taken Russian in school!!

Uh, a world of no. By far the hardest class I had at Purdue was Russian IV. I had to cram for two hours before every class.

Plus, I lost a great deal of respect for Sean Connery once I learned how absolutely abismal his Russian is in Hunt for Red October. It's just shocking. He comes off as a severely retarded 4-year old.

FrenchConnection
01-17-2006, 12:56 PM
I have had 7 years of formal Russian and have been married to one for 11 years, who by the way teaches Russian 401/402 at IU. УНИКС is prounced uniks. For it to sound like eunuchs, it would have to be spelled ЮНИКС. Now, why they call their team that I have no idea. I think that it may be an acronym meaning Ural (the U) something Sports (the S) Club (The K). Or, maybe it means something in Tatar.

rabid
01-17-2006, 01:08 PM
Still kind of a mess: but here's babelfish's "translation":

UNIKS signed contract with the American center Of samaki by Walker 17.01.2006 13:47 As became known to editorial staff Basketbol.ru, Kazan' UNIKS signed contract with the American napadayushchim/tsentrovym Of samaki by Walker (Samaki Walker) (206 cm, 117 kg, 1976 g.r.). Entire his play career Walker conducted in NBA. He was zadraftovan by "Dallas" in 1996 under the ninth number. Walker won back for "maveriks" three seasons, after this two years conducted to "San Antonio Spers". In 2001 it signed annual contract s "Los Angeles Leykers", in composition of which it became the champion OF NBA in 2002, and then prolonged it even to the season. The latter several years were unsuccessful for Walker. Injuries constantly tormented it. In 2003 in the composition by "Miami Heath" Walker treated tavmu of arm, and it is somewhat later, during January 2004 it had problems with golinostopom. The previous season Of samaki Walker conducted to "Washington Uizards"; however, injury, this time the tension of muscles of back, again did not give to play by the total force. Season 2005-06 Walker beginnings in "Indiana"; however, during December club discharged player. In the seasons successful for himself, which it was possible to conduct without the injuries, Walker on the average for the game collected 5-8 points and made 4-6 selections. Average statistics of the entire career: 5,3 points + of 4,7 selections. Let us add that Kazan' UNIKS also conducted negotiations with attacking defender Yosipom By sesarom (Josip Sesar) from the bosniyskoy command "they were wide", to this appeared in Croatian "Tsibone". However, Sesar the proposal of kazantsev answered by refusal. To basketbol.ru Commentaries: Author: Specialist 17.01.2006 13:53

Kegboy
01-17-2006, 01:38 PM
УНИКС is prounced uniks.

So, are you saying the u is like "uh" as opposed to "you"?

FrenchConnection
01-17-2006, 01:53 PM
U as in too, hoop, toot or foo. As far as I can gather, we seem to use "oo" in English to get this sound in most cases.

Kegboy
01-17-2006, 05:55 PM
U as in too, hoop, toot or foo. As far as I can gather, we seem to use "oo" in English to get this sound in most cases.

Alright, I get you now. oo-nik as opposed to you-nik. Thanks.

GetOdom
01-17-2006, 06:02 PM
Can we send AJ there aswell?

Los Angeles
01-17-2006, 08:07 PM
Along the same lines, ever since Travi signed with them, my title has been "Indiana Pacers" written in cyrillic, since it was in that article.

:tmyk:
I always flat-out assumed that said "Primoz Brezec".


Really. :)

abington
01-18-2006, 01:59 AM
We need to send them Ron Artest somehow.

;)

best post of the day!

tora tora
01-18-2006, 05:28 AM
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