Pronunciation Guide

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  1. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

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    A woman I knew at the Post Office once told me that the reason why Americans have trouble with other languages, is because the 'American' tongue, uses words. All other languages are gibberish. [​IMG]
     


  2. Merckx

    Merckx Senior member

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    Well, since this old thread has come up, I guess it affords me the opportunity to ask... what is the correct pronunciation of Isaia?
     


  3. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

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    I've always assumed it was "I-say-uh"
     


  4. Merckx

    Merckx Senior member

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    yeah, that's what I've always went with, but I just wanted to be sure. [​IMG]
     


  5. Roger

    Roger Senior member

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    I've always assumed it was "I-say-uh"
    Nope. It's "EE'- ZUH - EE'- UH." (Or that's as close as I can get to how I've heard an Italian who actually knows Gianluca Isaia pronounce it.) Four syllables with five letters!
     


  6. tonylumpkin

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    Well, since this old thread has come up, I guess it affords me the opportunity to ask... what is the correct pronunciation of Isaia?

    And I don't think the old posts were ever difinitive on the pronunciation of Kiton. Anyone definite?
     


  7. DocHolliday

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    Nope. It's "EE'- ZUH - EE'- UH." (Or that's as close as I can get to how I've heard an Italian who actually knows Gianluca Isaia pronounce it.) Four syllables with five letters!

    This is how I pronounce it. And I say "key-tahn."
     


  8. Roikins

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    Yep, my eye-talian friends always have told me it's Ee-suh-ee-ya for Isaia and Kee-tone for Kiton, only the "tone" part is softer. It's hard to explain... the O is more of a soft than hard O. Just say the Kee loudly and slur the tone part and no one will know. [​IMG]
     


  9. texas_jack

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    yeah, I thought it was Is-ay-i-uh. And I usually say KEET'n
     


  10. Roger

    Roger Senior member

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    This is how I pronounce it. And I say "key-tahn."
    Exactamundo. That's the consensus. Emphasis on first syllable.
     


  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Exactamundo. That's the consensus. Emphasis on first syllable.

    Yep, I should have typed KEY-tahn.
     


  12. ChicagoRon

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    Thanks for the tip. I've never had to pronounce Isaia out loud before. Fortunately I was pretty close on Kiton.
     


  13. Countertenor

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    This was a painful thread to read... [​IMG]
     


  14. tonylumpkin

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    This was a painful thread to read... [​IMG]

    Think how it would have been to hear![​IMG]
     


  15. Faded501s

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    Odd comment to resurrect a 2 year old thread for........

    +1

    This was a painful thread to read... [​IMG]

    +1

    So in the end, does it really matter?

    +100

    toe-may-toe
     


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