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#1 oghond2112

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:58 PM

If you thought Peart was hard, this is even harder. Does anyone here know how to pronounce Alex Lifeson's given last name? I heard Geddy say it in the interview, but he said it so fast I couldn't make it out. Is it pronounced like it's spelled, or does it have some weird Serbian pronunciation?

(PS: I am STUNNED no one has made a thread about this yet...)

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:59 PM

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

http://www.pronounce...me=Zivojinovich

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:15 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 07 November 2017 - 10:12 PM, said:


So, it's said like it's spelled.

Not as hard as I thought.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:30 PM

At least I think it's said like it's spelled. That's probably anglicized, but I'm looking for the actual Serbian pronunciation.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:50 PM

http://mylanguages.o...an_alphabet.php

The j is soft, like y in year, but you already heard Geddy say it.  :)

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:37 PM

In Serbian his name is written Живојиновић in the Cyrillic alphabet, or Živojinović in our Latin alphabet (both alphabets are used within Serbia).

It is pronounced roughly as "zhee-voh-YEE-noh-veech."

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:43 PM

You can hear the name pronounced 5 seconds in, and again 9 seconds in.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:49 PM

View PostChronos, on 07 November 2017 - 11:37 PM, said:

In Serbian his name is written Живојиновић in the Cyrillic alphabet, or Živojinović in our Latin alphabet (both alphabets are used within Serbia).

It is pronounced roughly as "zhee-voh-YEE-noh-veech."

View PostChronos, on 07 November 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

You can hear the name pronounced 5 seconds in, and again 9 seconds in.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:36 AM

Interesting topic :)

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 12:58 AM

No matter what the original Serbian way is, it truly comes down to how Alex pronounces it as he owns the name.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:56 AM

View Postblueschica, on 07 November 2017 - 11:49 PM, said:

View PostChronos, on 07 November 2017 - 11:37 PM, said:

In Serbian his name is written Живојиновић in the Cyrillic alphabet, or Živojinović in our Latin alphabet (both alphabets are used within Serbia).

It is pronounced roughly as "zhee-voh-YEE-noh-veech."

View PostChronos, on 07 November 2017 - 11:43 PM, said:

You can hear the name pronounced 5 seconds in, and again 9 seconds in.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I wish he went by Александар Живојиновић.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:08 PM

It's pronounced "Bad Ass".




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