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  1. D_Coyne Toss

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    As promised, I begin in this thread Italian language classes, focused, obviously here, on sex and similars. :cool:

    Lesson one is the most boring: pronunciation. Pronunciation of Italian is easy because each graphic sign as one sound, nearly always.

    CONSONANTS
    B as in English


    C like the English K if followed by a consonant, or A, O, U.
    Examples: casa (house), colore (colour) and cuore (hear), all pronounced as K.

    If followed by E or I it is pronounced like the CH in "chair".
    Examples: cena (dinner) and cibo (food), all pronounced as CH of chair.

    If C and E or I are interponed by an H, however, the pronunciation is K. So, quite the opposite of English, H is used for the K sound.
    Examples che (that) and chicco (grain), all pronounced K.

    D as n English

    F as in English

    G. Same rules of C.
    Examples: gatto (cat), governo (government) and gusto(taste) are all pronounced as G in goal.
    germania (Germany) and gita(trip) are pronounced as the English J of Jamaica.

    H has no sound. It is used near C or G as before explained, and in certain forms the verb "avere", to have.

    L similar to the English, but harder, as in the Spanish language.

    M as in English

    N as in English

    P as in English

    Q in Italian has to be folowed by a U, and it is pronunced k. Exception soqquadro, "mess".

    R as the Scots pronounce it.

    S either the S of "sun" or the Z of "zero".

    T as in English

    V as in English

    Z either as the ts in "Watson" or the Z of Zachary.
     
  2. D_Coyne Toss

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    WOWELS

    A always as the A of America

    E always as the EA of wheater

    I always as the I of pin.

    O always as the O in torn

    U always as OO of look (but with a short sound).
     
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    thanks for this - should be VERY interesting! :biggthumpup2:
     
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    This is awesome. I've wanted to learn Italian for so long but I become so frustrated because I don't have anyone to bounce it back and forth with. I'm jumping in head first...I hope I don't embarrass myself:confused:
     
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    I'm Italian and also studied Italian in College.

    Isn't "E" similar to the "E" in weather? Or pen?

    And "I" and in pee? Or see?

    Don't mean to offend but just want clarification.

    Thank you. Great thread!!
     
  6. D_Coyne Toss

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    The E of pen seems more appropriate.

    The EE of see are pronounced as lonf wowels is English, while the Italian I is always short. But the sound is the same.
     
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    SPECIAL SOUNDS

    SCE and SCI are pronounced respectevly as Sherman and she.

    GN is pronounced as the Spanish N in Espana (this keyboard has not he symbol over the n).

    GLI has no corrispondent in most languages. It is somehow similar to the Spanish LL in llave.
     
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    Thanks.
    So can we finally stop people from saying bru-shet-ta instead of bru-sket-ta?
    :wink:
     
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    Signor,

    Per favore, would you kindly translate what these ladies are saying to each other?

    The suspense is killing me. :biggrin1:

    Hottie Fight video

    Mille Grazie!
     
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    I think that you need to reformulate your rule if you don't want to mislead people. How about this: SCI when followed by nothing or by a consonant is pronounced "she" (e.g., "esci," "scimunito"); SCI when followed by a vowel letter is pronounced "sh" (e.g., "lascia," "prosciutto"); SCE is pronounced either "sheh" or "shay" (e.g., "scena," "scemo").

    Hear, hear!
     
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    How do I say in Italian, "Oh my God! I have never seen such a large cock! I do not think all of it will fit in my tight little pussy." :wink::redface:
     
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    Molto bene! All the posts were serious until I got to yours! Thanks for the laughs, and I, too, would like to know how to say that sentence. Grazie.
     
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    :confused: What makes you think I'm not serious? I've enjoyed the company of a few Italian men in my day and that phrase would have come in handy more than once. :naughty:
     
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    Let's just say that yours was the first post that made me laugh. I appreciate that you don't beat around the bush!
     
  15. D_Coyne Toss

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    Oh, mio Dio! Non ho mai visto un cazzo cosi' grosso! Non credo entrera' tutto nella mia fighetta stretta.
     
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    THE ARTICLE

    In Italian, just like in English, we have definite and indefinite articles, that, differently from English, vary in relation of gender and number of the related noun.

    DEFINITE ARTICLES

    IL masculine singular
    L' masculine singular when the noun begins with wowel.
    LO masculine singular when the name begins with S+consonant.
    Il cane - the dog
    L'albero - the tree
    Lo specchio - the mirror

    LA feminine singular
    L' feminine singular when the name begins with wowel
    La stanza - the room
    L'oca - the goose

    I masculine plural
    i cani - the dogs
    GLI masculine plural if the noun begins with wowel
    Gli alberi - the trees

    LE feminine plural
    Le porte - the doors

    INDEFINITE ARTICLE
    UN masculine singular
    Un tavolo - a table

    UNA feminine sigular
    Una palla - a ball

    UN' feminine singular when the noun begins with wowel
    Un'estate - a summer

    Very important. The apostrophe is used only in the feminine form.
     
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