Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Question of Pronunciation

Rob Machado is an amazing surfer, no question about it, and I'm seriously considering hero worship.

But... is it Makhado? Mashado? Or Machado (with the 'ch' as in 'chilli')?

Inquiring minds want to know.

And the announcers were no help whatsoever, as they said all three, at different times, and his official page doesn't include a pronunciation guide.


1 comment:

  1. Well, I'd go with "Mashado," which is how it would sound in Portuguese. (There's a great Brazilian novelist named Machado de Assis).