Prof. Roly Sussex sussex at LINGUA.ARTS.UQ.EDU.AU
Thu Jul 1 01:16:37 UTC 1999

On Jelena Dokic, the tennis phenomenon:

An authoritative pronunciation: dokitch, stress on the first
syllable. This is what Tennis Australia authorizes, and it is
the correct pronunciation in Serbian and Croatian - I am not
sure where she comes from exactly. Tennis commentators aren't
known for getting foreign names right - rather the reverse -
and this name has puzzled commentators from all English-speaking
countries all week. CNN has it wrong on their Web site.
This is the pronunciation that she has requested. Her father, in a
TV interview, said he wanted Doe-kik, but the media are following
the star.

Roly Sussex
The University of Queensland

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