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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-26-2006, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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"Royce" or "Hoyce?"

Hi, I'm new in here. I'm not a fighter but I saw UFC on tv for the first time about three weeks ago and have become completely fascinated by MMA. I've seen several programs and videos now about Royce Gracie and I can't figure out if my ears are deceiving me or not. Is his name pronounced "Hoyce" rather than "Royce?"
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-26-2006, 12:35 PM
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It is pronounced Hoyce. The Brazilians pronounce names that start with the letter R with an H sound.
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It is pronounced Hoyce. The Brazilians pronounce names that start with the letter R with an H sound.
Ahhh, I see. Thanks. I thought my ears were going bad.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 01:39 PM
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kind of like "Renato Sobral" sounds like "Henato" same with all the other Gracie names
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kind of like "Renato Sobral" sounds like "Henato" same with all the other Gracie names
rickson=hickson
rua=hua
renzo=henzo
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 03:27 PM
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Yet Helio is actually spelled with an H. Too bad. Relio would look cooler.
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also, the second "R" in a name is actully pronounced as "R"! the first in each name is "H" while the seconds and subsequent ones are "R's"!

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Who dug this thread up anyway?

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