With the 49ers addition of Antoine Bethea – it’s pronounced beh-THAY – we thought the time would be right to review the correct pronunciations of players’ names.
“I’ve heard it a million different ways,” Bethea said of his surname on Wednesday.
The Indianapolis-turned-San Francisco safety, who signed a four-year free agent contract on Tuesday, won’t be alone among his new teammates.
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For every straightforward Frank Gore, there’s an unknown like Corey Lemonier.
To avoid future confusion, here are the team’s tongue twisters:
LB NaVorro Bowman (nuh-VARR-oh BOH-minn)
CB Tramaine Brock (Truh-MAIN Brock)
LB Ahmad Brooks (uh-MAHD Brooks)
DT Tank Carradine (CARE-uh-deen)
TE Garrett Celek (SELL-ick)
S Craig Dahl (DOLL)
DE Demarcus Dobbs (duh-MAR-kus Dobbs)
LG Mike Iupati (yoo-PAH-tee)
QB Colin Kaepernick (CAP-ur-nick)
LB Corey Lemonier (lemon-YAY)
LB Dan Skuta (SKOO-tuh)
LB Aldon Smith (ALL-dun)
FB Will Tukuafu (too-koo-AH-foo)
LB Michael Wilhoite (WILL-hoyt)