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Why do people call Novak "Nole"?

its.like.that
12-06-2006, 03:39 AM
I was just wondering because Nole doesn't sound like a Serb nickname.

And what is the proper pronunciation of "Nole"?

Thanks.

:wavey:

Maya_4
12-06-2006, 09:11 AM
"Nole" is a Serb nickname!It's like this:My real name is Marija but they call me Maya that's the same case with Novak(Nole)!I'm sorry if you don't understand me,confused:maybe someone else know better than me!:) :) :)

Maya_4
12-06-2006, 09:12 AM
"Nole" is a Serb nickname!It's like this:My real name is Marija but they call me Maya that's the same case with Novak(Nole)!I'm sorry if you don't understand me,maybe someone else know better than me!:) :) :)

its.like.that
12-06-2006, 10:28 AM
"Nole" is a Serb nickname!It's like this:My real name is Marija but they call me Maya that's the same case with Novak(Nole)!I'm sorry if you don't understand me,maybe someone else know better than me!:) :) :)

Thanks for the explanation.

And how should it be pronounced?

Novak Dj
12-06-2006, 11:15 AM
And how should it be pronounced?

Just like Nole said in this video. :wavey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnNX5pKNh-w

Maya_4
12-06-2006, 12:01 PM
That video is great,it's funny:lol: :rolls:

Scotso
12-06-2006, 02:43 PM
And he has sexy shoulders.

neenah
04-02-2007, 08:16 PM
Just like Nole said in this video. :wavey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnNX5pKNh-w

The video's been removed, and I don't want to be pronouncing it wrong, so I'd love if someone could tell me how to pronounce it! :)

Saumon
04-02-2007, 08:38 PM
try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1RpFNDolr8

neenah
04-03-2007, 01:07 AM
try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1RpFNDolr8

:lol: Thank you!

I<3Lindsay
01-27-2008, 10:57 AM
Is Nole really pronounced like "no-lay"?

I always pronounced it Nole, like hole... Like how it would look to be spelled!
:lol:

LleytonMonfils
01-27-2008, 11:01 AM
I pronounced it like hole too haha

alelysafina
01-27-2008, 11:03 AM
Hole?? realy.... I've never thought of it that way.

But yes, Nole like Mole, Frijoles, etc.

FluffyYellowBall
01-27-2008, 11:12 AM
sae here.. Nole hole mole...I found out when i heard some serbs cheering and i managed to read mum and dads lips~!

Kristen
01-27-2008, 11:16 AM
I was the same, but I still think of it as in 'hole'. It's like Dancevic...I know how you're meant to say it, but in my head I combine a few different [incorrect] ways :tape: It's a wonder I can say Bj÷rkman, right?

FluffyYellowBall
01-27-2008, 11:25 AM
I was the same, but I still think of it as in 'hole'. It's like Dancevic...I know how you're meant to say it, but in my head I combine a few different [incorrect] ways :tape: It's a wonder I can say Bj÷rkman, right?

Is dan-se-vich correct? thats how the commentaters say it..I thought it was Dan-ke-vich...And its byorkman

Kristen
01-27-2008, 11:28 AM
Is dan-se-vich correct? thats how the commentaters say it..I thought it was Dan-ke-vich...And its byorkman
That's how it is in my head... but I think Frank said in an interview Peta_Pan showed me, it's dan-chuh-vich.

And yeah, byorkman. Commentators here always drove me nuts by saying joe-nus, and then saying his surname correctly. Retards. Mark Woodforde should know better.

*snowflake*
01-27-2008, 11:33 AM
Is dan-se-vich correct? thats how the commentaters say it..I thought it was Dan-ke-vich...And its byorkman

Considering his Slavic backround he's probably Dan-che-vich...but it may have changed it's pronunciation in Canada

And Nole would be No-leh, like when you say "olÚ", but the accent is on "o"

FluffyYellowBall
01-27-2008, 11:36 AM
That's how it is in my head... but I think Frank said in an interview Peta_Pan showed me, it's dan-chuh-vich.

And yeah, byorkman. Commentators here always drove me nuts by saying joe-nus, and then saying his surname correctly. Retards. Mark Woodforde should know better.

People still say scarlett joe-hansson too...Celebrity obssesed isiots as well

maconick
01-27-2008, 11:45 AM
Its No-leh

and Dan-che-vich

I<3Lindsay
01-27-2008, 11:52 AM
That's how it is in my head... but I think Frank said in an interview Peta_Pan showed me, it's dan-chuh-vich.

And yeah, byorkman. Commentators here always drove me nuts by saying joe-nus, and then saying his surname correctly. Retards. Mark Woodforde should know better.

That's sort of like when someone is named Jean-Robert.

If you're really american, it's Jean (Jeen...) Robert.

Or, if you're able, pronounce it like it should be: Jahn Roh-behr (I suck at doing pronunciation things, but you get the point!)

What I hate is when people say: Jeen Roh-behr or Jahn Robert. Pronounce it one way or the other, don't mix and match :mad::tape:




And, I find myself all the time pronouncing players names wrong :lol: But usually, I prefer my pronounciation anyway :shrug: and continue to use it!

I<3Lindsay
01-27-2008, 11:55 AM
And who merged these 2 threads? :rolleyes: How ridiculous... That one hasn't been posted in in almost a year, and it's not even related at all :rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
01-27-2008, 11:58 AM
I did.

Hi I'm the moderator and actually it IS the same topic since in the first post of thread he asked how it's pronounced. Some GM mod moved it in here, and we don't really need duplicate threads.

I<3Lindsay
01-27-2008, 02:17 PM
I did.

Hi I'm the moderator and actually it IS the same topic since in the first post of thread he asked how it's pronounced. Some GM mod moved it in here, and we don't really need duplicate threads.

So you went all the way back through the forum to find this thread just to merge them?

And I didn't see the part about pronounciation in his post :shrug:.

I'm not upset, I don't care at all really, I just thought it was a little odd :lol:

Manon
01-27-2008, 02:50 PM
Novak!! Nole (giving nicknames for everything and everybody is veryyy bad habbit in Serbia) sounds awfull. Novak is the great name and should stay that. He likes Nokia too.

savesthedizzle
01-27-2008, 04:53 PM
So you went all the way back through the forum to find this thread just to merge them?

And I didn't see the part about pronounciation in his post :shrug:.

I'm not upset, I don't care at all really, I just thought it was a little odd :lol:

People reminded me that we had a thread about it. I knew there was one and it's not like it was hard to find. That's what we moderators do with duplicate threads. :p

Jadranka
01-27-2008, 05:43 PM
Just a nickname like Saša - Sale :)

Lossi
01-27-2008, 06:20 PM
Just a nickname like SaÜa - Sale :)

Aleksandar --> SaÜa --> Sale :p

Aleksandar has too many nicknames though :sobbing:

madbox
01-27-2008, 08:50 PM
Ole is one of my favourite chants. Nole, even better!

PennyThePenguin
01-28-2008, 11:02 AM
So you went all the way back through the forum to find this thread just to merge them?

And I didn't see the part about pronounciation in his post :shrug:.

I'm not upset, I don't care at all really, I just thought it was a little odd :lol:

we mods do do stuff like that ya know ;) it's not all just the glamour of deleting posts ;)



:p :lol:

jitterbug
01-28-2008, 12:18 PM
A Reuters article confidently claimed that the Djokos wore matching sweatshirts that spell out Novak's nickname: NOLA :o :o

Scotso
01-28-2008, 09:01 PM
A Reuters article confidently claimed that the Djokos wore matching sweatshirts that spell out Novak's nickname: NOLA :o :o

:haha:

mistry
01-29-2008, 03:54 AM
its funny. ive been following dancevic for years, and just learned how to say his name correctly through this thread. i used to say Dance- vick . :| lol

AnitaOlea
02-05-2008, 01:09 AM
This whole time I was pronouncing it like "hole" too.

I don't know if can get used to calling him NolÚ.

btw, I looked up the word Nole in the dictionary and it means "the head". How appropriate! :haha:

LOL XD
nice vid