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« on: August 14, 2014, 11:46:28 pm »
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2014, 11:49:05 pm »
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Why would you pronounce it the first way? His name's not Polish.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014, 12:08:21 am »
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I've always pronounced it just as Be-gick, but the 2nd option I think is how it's actually pronounced. Though mispronouncing Begich's last name is nowhere near as bad as those who accidentally refer to his Senate colleague Murkowski as Mikulski. Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014, 12:11:11 am »
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014, 01:39:04 am »
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His name is Croatian, so this.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014, 01:44:32 am »
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 03:47:24 am »
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Definitely not the first way Tongue

Beg as in begging.

ich, as in itch.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2014, 03:59:10 am »
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If you're Dick Morris, it's Beggish
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 04:15:55 am »
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2014, 06:06:24 am »
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I've always pronounced it just as Be-gick, but the 2nd option I think is how it's actually pronounced. Though mispronouncing Begich's last name is nowhere near as bad as those who accidentally refer to his Senate colleague Murkowski as Mikulski. Tongue

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2014, 09:34:40 am »
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Beg-itch, since that's how he pronounces it

Also, that's a pretty good TV ad.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2014, 09:41:12 am »
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Beg-itch, since that's how he pronounces it

Also, that's a pretty good TV ad.
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2014, 10:10:16 am »
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Early on, for some reason, I misread his name as Beigich (thus pronounced "bee-gitch"). But yeah "beg-itch" seems the correct way.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2014, 03:00:51 pm »
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There also used to be some controversy about Gingrich's name:

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/gingrich-campaign-cant-be-helpful-on-name-pronunciation-44136516000

As regards myself, I pronounce Begich's name like: be:ɡiÁ   Wink
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2014, 12:13:37 am »
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