Toews pronounciation?

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  1. Vanucks

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    How do you pronounce this guy's name? Is it TAYES?
     
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    taves
     
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    Tay-ves
     
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    Like really, it is almost as bad as Net-cash.(Neckar) :D
     
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    No kidding, up until a few days ago, I thought it was Toes.
     
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    :biglaugh:

    not laughing at you, laughing with you, cuz i thought the same thing, LMAO
     
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    :sarcasm: same here :dunno:
     
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    same, SO random
     
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    I remember hearing the name Toews before so I knew it was "Taves" all along. However, I have no idea how/why it is "Taves". Is it Polish somehow, like Wolski (Vul-skee)?
     
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    I think it originates from Hungary or Germany.
     
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    Its pronouced Tayes like Hayes

    Hes a good winnipeg boy who likes his Kolbassa and perogies :D
     
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    Usually when you see a 'oe' in a name, it is usually Germanic in origin. 'oe' is anglizied from 'ö' which is normally pronounced like the first vowel of "Earls"
     
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    Hockey Canada and the good folks of Winnipeg I've talked to say otherwise, not Tayes like Hayes, but Tayves like....uh, can't think of anything that quickly that rhymes well with Tayves... ;)

    Caves? Slaves? Paves? Raves? Saves? Waves? uh, never mind...you get the idea. How do you pronounce Kolbassa anyway? :D
     
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    Darn. We coulda called him Camel Toews.
     
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    My Ukrainian roomate (formerly from Winnipeg) always pronounced it KOO-ba-sa.

    I look forward to celebrities, Presidents and/or Prime Ministers giving Toews the Clinton-Yzerman "Is-ZEERman" treatment someday.
     
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    Toews is indeed pronounced Tay-ves. It's a Mennonite (German descent) name, very common in southern Manitoba - along with Friesen, Neufeld, Froese, Krahn etc.
     
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    And it is spelled Kielbasa ^^
     
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    I still call him Toes...
     
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    How do you pronounce Toews? Simple. MONSTER. :sarcasm:
     
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    I also would've accepted "WHAMMO".
     
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    So is it Tay-Vees or Taves (like caves)?
     
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    As a Mennonite, I can safely state that it is "Taves" like "saves".
     
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    Correct.
     
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    Any idea why the spelling is so radically different than the way it is pronounced?
     
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