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31 Jan 2010 05:12

I've always wondered about this, but haven't been able to find an answer.

Why is it called Team "Katusha", but the jerseys read "Katiowa"?

Thanks.
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31 Jan 2010 05:27

The Russians use a different Alphabet.
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31 Jan 2010 09:42

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31 Jan 2010 10:38

jmax22 wrote:I've always wondered about this, but haven't been able to find an answer.

Why is it called Team "Katusha", but the jerseys read "Katiowa"?

Thanks.


As 53x11 said, the russians use the Cyrillic alphabet, not the Latin alphabet

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31 Jan 2010 12:49

The team name is the -incorrect- transliteration of Катюша, which is the name you see on their jerseys. It's a Second World War rocket launcher.
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31 Jan 2010 12:57

theyoungest wrote:The team name is the -incorrect- transliteration of Катюша, which is the name you see on their jerseys. It's a Second World War rocket launcher.


Actually it's an old traditional russian song. The rocket launcher was also named after it. It's best translated as "Kathy" (it's short for Katerina). So, yes there's a ProTour team named Kathy :p
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31 Jan 2010 14:29

issoisso wrote:Actually it's an old traditional russian song.

I know, but I like the idea of them naming their team after a rocket launcher. I was hoping Armstrong would respond with Team U-Bomb, but alas, Radio Shack it is.
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31 Jan 2010 14:38

The accepted English pronunciation is 'Ka-too-sha', but Slavic speakers pronounce it as 'Kat-your-sha'.
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31 Jan 2010 14:59

CycloErgoSum wrote:The accepted English pronunciation is 'Ka-too-sha', but Slavic speakers pronounce it as 'Kat-your-sha'.


Here is the song "Katyusha".

No, we do not pronounce it like that :)

Check Forvo or other similar websites to find out how to pronounce it correctly.
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31 Jan 2010 15:38

Delicato wrote:No, we do not pronounce it like that :)


Of the languages I know, english uses by far the least sounds. It's impossible to tell an english-speaker through writing how most names in most languages are pronounced because there's simply no equivalent for a lot of sounds.

Not the case with this particular word, but what I'm saying is...have some compassion for the anglophones :p
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31 Jan 2010 21:15

I started reading one of those 'Idiots guide to learning German' books the other night, it's alright, but I have no I idea if I am pronouncing the words right.
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31 Jan 2010 21:25

craig1985 wrote:I started reading one of those 'Idiots guide to learning German' books the other night, it's alright, but I have no I idea if I am pronouncing the words right.


http://www.frovo.com

Hope this helps :)
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01 Feb 2010 03:20

craig1985 wrote:I started reading one of those 'Idiots guide to learning German' books the other night, it's alright, but I have no I idea if I am pronouncing the words right.


HEREis a free on-line course for beginners. It has audio as well. If you browse around, you'll find a lot of information.
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