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post #211 of 222
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Originally Posted by deandbn View Post
Thats because it has 4 vowels! Yes?? But you must have known that! No??

I thought Italian had diphthongs w/ multiple vowels too. But not here.
post #212 of 222
Not style related but I always laughed that Greenwich, Ct is pronounced "grenn-itch"..but Greenwich,NY is pronounced "green-witch".

Also, Cairo,NY is "care-o".

I was looking at a Longines watch and the woman said ..."Long-ga-nay".
post #213 of 222
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Originally Posted by Chico2007 View Post
Not style related but I always laughed that Greenwich, Ct is pronounced "grenn-itch"..but Greenwich,NY is pronounced "green-witch".

And Houston Street in NYC is pronounced "How-sten." The list goes on.
post #214 of 222
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
Do you pronounce Finamore like you would in English, or do you pronounce the last 'e' as in Italian (Finamor-AY)?

The latter.
post #215 of 222
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
Do you pronounce Finamore like you would in English, or do you pronounce the last 'e' as in Italian (Finamor-AY)?

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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post
The latter.

post #216 of 222
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post
I thought Italian had diphthongs w/ multiple vowels too. But not here.

I'm confused (which is not unusual). I have never heard the name Isaia spoken by an Italian, but I would have thought it was ...

Ee-sah-ee-yah ..which may sound more like Ee-sa-yah at real life speed.

That is, the final i and a in practice combine to form a eeyah sound.

If, instead, the middle i combines with the a before it to form a dipthong, then the final a would be said with a hiatus (as a sound on its own - so it would be three syllables ...Ee-sigh-ah.

I can't see how it could be Ee-sai-ee-yah.
post #217 of 222
4 places, quickly, that I've seen/heard it pronounced w/ 4 syllables: Barneys Isaia rep (gotta assume he knows how to say his boss's name) http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...tion-101-Isaia http://www.forbes.com/forbes-life-ma.../0310/020.html the beginning of this thread - http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=112
post #218 of 222
Well I reckon that settles it! Four syllables it is.

But the consensus seems to be that the second syllable is "uh" than "eye" , which fits with it being four syllables.
post #219 of 222
Well that's just my charming American accent shining through.
post #220 of 222
Bvlgari? Does one sound the 'v'?
post #221 of 222
v = oo

as in bull
post #222 of 222
Yes, the French say 'air-mez', really.
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