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http://lrtrojans.com/news/2017/6/27/socc...eason.aspx

The possibilities of on-field communication is intriguing to me, if you have multiple players who speak a non-common foreign language. "Hey, I'm about to make a break for the goal. Feed me the ball."
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06-28-2017 09:14 AM
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(06-28-2017 09:14 AM)MICHAELSPAPPY Wrote:  http://lrtrojans.com/news/2017/6/27/socc...eason.aspx

The possibilities of on-field communication is intriguing to me, if you have multiple players who speak a non-common foreign language. "Hey, I'm about to make a break for the goal. Feed me the ball."

My son plays college soccer and there are 8 countries and 5 languages spoken. most of them know who's going where without communicating verbally but most speak Spanish or English on the field and know enough of each language to get by.
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You are probably right that it wouldn't be much of an advantage in soccer, since it is so international in nature. But if you had a couple of Bosnian kids playing college basketball, they could probably carry on a constant conversation without anyone else in the arena knowing what was said.
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If you notice the last names of our three Icelandic players, they all end in "-dottir". Here is the explanation for that:

Unlike most other Western countries Icelanders do not use family names but use a patronymic or matronymic reference. One's name reflects the immediate father or mother and does not refer to the person's historic family lineage. Although Iceland shares a common cultural heritage with the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark and Sweden, it is only Iceland who continues to use their traditional naming system formerly common in all of Scandinavia.

The last name of a male Icelanders therefore usually ends in the suffix -son (“son”) and that of female Icelanders in -dóttir (“daughter”). For example, Iceland's current president is Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, his first name is Ólafur Ragnar and his father's first name was Grímur. Ólafur's daughters are thus Guðrún Tinna Ólafsdóttir and Svanhildur Dalla Ólafsdóttir. Current Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is Jóhanna, daughter of Sigurður.
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(07-02-2017 02:11 PM)MICHAELSPAPPY Wrote:  If you notice the last names of our three Icelandic players, they all end in "-dottir". Here is the explanation for that:

Unlike most other Western countries Icelanders do not use family names but use a patronymic or matronymic reference. One's name reflects the immediate father or mother and does not refer to the person's historic family lineage. Although Iceland shares a common cultural heritage with the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark and Sweden, it is only Iceland who continues to use their traditional naming system formerly common in all of Scandinavia.

The last name of a male Icelanders therefore usually ends in the suffix -son (“son”) and that of female Icelanders in -dóttir (“daughter”). For example, Iceland's current president is Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, his first name is Ólafur Ragnar and his father's first name was Grímur. Ólafur's daughters are thus Guðrún Tinna Ólafsdóttir and Svanhildur Dalla Ólafsdóttir. Current Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is Jóhanna, daughter of Sigurður.

Thanks for the education, Pappy. Just glad I'm not the play-by-play announcer for LR women's soccer.
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Icelandic is from the Germanic group of languages, which contain a lot of guttural sounds, which makes those languages somewhat hard to pronounce to outsiders. I suppose we have a PA announcer for the soccer games, and I am guessing he has one of the more interesting jobs in the department.
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