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Vinny
08-05-2005, 04:01 PM
I just heard that the "D" in Vernand is silent. His first name is prounounced without the D as in Vernon Maxwell.

Dom Davis was praising Morency (http://play.rbn.com/?url=nfl/nfl/open/2003/texans/demand/davis080205.rm&proto=rtsp) (real player link) ...saying he looks like Barry Sanders out on the field. "He's got exceptional quickness," Texans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer said. "He cuts very, very well, and he goes from point A to point B very, very rapidly. I wouldn't say he's a home-run hitter, but he's going to have a lot of 15 to 20-yard plays.

http://images.chron.com/content/news/photos/05/08/03/vernand.jpg

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/fb/texans/3293857

gwallaia
08-05-2005, 04:06 PM
Is Morency pronounced More In See --or-- Mow Ren See ?

Blake
08-05-2005, 04:10 PM
More-in-see

You know them Oklahoma Backs. With the quick feet and misdirection and all. Looks like we have the next Barry Sanders on our hands. j/k

Fiddy
08-05-2005, 06:12 PM
He said he wants to go by 'Mo'

Keep it simple...

Porky
08-05-2005, 06:57 PM
Last time I looked there is no silent D in the English language. He can pronounce it any he likes I suppose, but there is no basis in our language for losing the D. I suspect he went to school in Oakland. :brickwall

From now on I wish Porky to be prounonced in my new Porkbonics language. It is pronounced Poor-ree. Porkbonics has silent K's. :highfive:

ledzeppelin229
08-05-2005, 07:08 PM
You could make a case that D is silent when it's followed by a T, of course that's venturing into names with foreign language basis. (Rembrandt, Gil Brandt).

I realize this is a different case, I just got home from work and I'm actually kind of bored.

kbourda
08-05-2005, 07:18 PM
Last time I looked there is no silent D in the English language. He can pronounce it any he likes I suppose, but there is no basis in our language for losing the D. I suspect he went to school in Oakland. :brickwall

From now on I wish Porky to be prounonced in my new Porkbonics language. It is pronounced Poor-ree. Porkbonics has silent K's. :highfive:

Are you serious? If so, you must be a very lonely person.

Lucky
08-05-2005, 07:27 PM
Last time I looked there is no silent D in the English language...
How about...
adjourn
adjust
handkerchief
handsome
Wednesday

And I was edumacated right hair in Houston By God Texas.

Morency is like Sanders. In that both left Oak State after their junior seasons. Otherwise???

Texans Pride
08-05-2005, 07:34 PM
How about...
adjourn
adjust
handkerchief
handsome
Wednesday

And I was edumacated right hair in Houston By God Texas.

Morency is like Sanders. In that both left Oak State after their junior seasons. Otherwise???



BURN :coolb:

ledzeppelin229
08-05-2005, 08:24 PM
How about...
adjourn
adjust
handkerchief
handsome
Wednesday

And I was edumacated right hair in Houston By God Texas.

Morency is like Sanders. In that both left Oak State after their junior seasons. Otherwise???

My brain was definitely on cool down mode if none of those could come to me when I was trying to think up words for my earlier post.

Big B Texan Fan
08-05-2005, 09:55 PM
Last time I looked there is no silent D in the English language. He can pronounce it any he likes I suppose, but there is no basis in our language for losing the D. I suspect he went to school in Oakland. :brickwall

From now on I wish Porky to be prounonced in my new Porkbonics language. It is pronounced Poor-ree. Porkbonics has silent K's. :highfive:
How 'bout we take that missing "D" in Vernand and replace it with the "P" in Porky?

AndreJ
08-05-2005, 10:04 PM
How about...
adjourn
adjust
handkerchief
handsome
Wednesday

And I was edumacated right hair in Houston By God Texas.

Morency is like Sanders. In that both left Oak State after their junior seasons. Otherwise???

actually those aren't silent "D's"...its just that we as a society don't pronounce the words the correct way...or atleast that what some teacher told me once...But yeah im bored too and decided to jump in...I personally dont care, the man can spell his name anyway he wants and pronounce it anyway, but at the end of the day it's not gonna keep me tossin and turnin in the bed.

kbourda
08-05-2005, 10:16 PM
Why is it that every MB I go to there is always one "Arm Chair English Teacher" there?

kbourda
08-05-2005, 10:19 PM
This topic went from Morency looking like Barry Sanders. To us posters looking like teachers to figure out correct pronunciations for words. *lol*

ledzeppelin229
08-06-2005, 02:19 AM
This topic went from Morency looking like Barry Sanders. To us posters looking like teachers to figure out correct pronunciations for words. *lol*

We're right on the edge of being complete lunatics by now(Well ok, some have already crossed over). If the preseason didn't start in a week, it would be over for all of us.

Beer and Metal
08-06-2005, 09:14 AM
So, that would make our RBs "Double D" and "NO D".

HJam72
08-06-2005, 12:57 PM
So, that would make our RBs "Double D" and "NO D".

LOL. Just for the record, Vernand Morency is not pronounced "Vernon Maxwell", but hopefully "Barry Sanders" will be close enough.

kapman
08-06-2005, 01:37 PM
For the record...it is pronounced Vernon...


That is what his mother calls him and she straightened me out real quick on that some years ago.

I have called him Mo every since he was drafted by the Rockies

As far as the last name...it is Mor-ren-cee

Looking forward to an exciting season.

disaacks3
08-06-2005, 02:00 PM
I figure Houston fans can figure it out.....we already had guys with names like Heywood Jeffires, where the last name wasn't pronounced "Je-Fires", but Jeffries (as if it had been spelled correctly in the first place). :)

ATX
08-06-2005, 02:12 PM
Last time I looked there is no silent D in the English language. He can pronounce it any he likes I suppose, but there is no basis in our language for losing the D. I suspect he went to school in Oakland. :brickwall

From now on I wish Porky to be prounonced in my new Porkbonics language. It is pronounced Poor-ree. Porkbonics has silent K's. :highfive:

There are irregular silent letters all over the english language. take humboldt county, california for example. sounds like humbolt, not humbold-T. plus who's to say that vernand is an english name? vernand is actually a spanish name if you look it up. it means "courage of the bear". so how about a little thinking before you speak porky.

Texan Spain
08-06-2005, 03:00 PM
Vernand isn't a spanish name, but it could be a south american spanish name, but not a spanish name

ATX
08-06-2005, 03:10 PM
Vernand isn't a spanish name, but it could be a south american spanish name, but not a spanish name


i'm just quoting what i researched. just because you've never heard it, you're 17, doesn't mean it isn't spanish. look it up dude, you'll see.

DreamCatcher
08-06-2005, 03:20 PM
Education and football talk at the same time,way to go. :cool: :) Morency seems to be an exciting talent.

Texan Spain
08-06-2005, 03:54 PM
i'm just quoting what i researched. just because you've never heard it, you're 17, doesn't mean it isn't spanish. look it up dude, you'll see.

you are right, but where do you hear it??

Lucky
08-06-2005, 04:03 PM
Vernand seems to be a French word, according to this link (http://home.worldcom.ch/pdelacre/topovernand.html).

Vernand pourrait donc signifier le fort du bois sacré.

Which translates to: Vernand could thus mean the fort of crowned wood.

From here on, I'll refer to Vernand as Woody. :)

Texans Pride
08-06-2005, 04:12 PM
Holy cow...I never knew some of you guys were so smart! There is some good education happening in the Texas public school systems these days.

SA Fan
08-06-2005, 11:51 PM
actually those aren't silent "D's"...its just that we as a society don't pronounce the words the correct way...or atleast that what some teacher told me once...But yeah im bored too and decided to jump in...I personally dont care, the man can spell his name anyway he wants and pronounce it anyway, but at the end of the day it's not gonna keep me tossin and turnin in the bed.


:rofl:

Damn Straight.

buddyroe
08-07-2005, 12:07 AM
No matter how he spells his name, he will be able to push Davis. Double"D" will respond with a probowl year.

ledzeppelin229
08-07-2005, 12:24 AM
Don't think we can expect Pro Bowl numbers from Davis, though as a pair they may put up some impressive combined numbers. Just depends on how the carry ratio works out.

kapman
08-07-2005, 02:07 PM
vernand is a Haitian american..

Proud of his culture, he is one of the few Haitian ballplayers in the league

buddyroe
08-07-2005, 02:35 PM
vernand is a Haitian american..

Proud of his culture, he is one of the few Haitian ballplayers in the league



The key word being American.The sooner Americans realize this
and quit allowing polititions to seperate people into catagories
of race or religion the sooner we can come together as a
people and begin changes in our system that will benifit all
Americans.
Together we stand,divided we fall.(Or in this case,manipulated)

Vinny
08-07-2005, 02:46 PM
It's quite ok to cherish your heritage. I don't think that was a political statement.

buddyroe
08-07-2005, 03:07 PM
It wasn't taken as a political statement.Ididn't mean
to infer that.I would just like to see all people come
together as As Americans.Double "D" has a promising
future in the NFL and his country should be proud,
we should also celebrate his accomplishments without bias.
And hopefully we Texan fans will be celebrating alot this
year and many to come.

Vinny
08-07-2005, 03:09 PM
We have a ton of non-American fans...they can be proud as well....not sure what that has to do with anything. This thread went downhill fast. Too much off topic ranting...I'm killing it.