Pronouncing Italian names

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Italian is one language which gives me a few issues with pronunciation (apart from the obvious spaghetti bolognaise!).

I am off to Maranello later this week, and to avoid making an idiot of myself, how would I pronounce this (male) Italian name:?

Simone Veggetti

:thumbsup:
 

eric pisch

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ahh names, some are a nightmare especially if your badly dyslexic like me

and i dont mean this in a racist way but some african names are just impossible for me, there use of consonants and vowels is beyond my brains capacity ...
 

eric pisch

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Italian is one language which gives me a few issues with pronunciation (apart from the obvious spaghetti bolognaise!).

I am off to Maranello later this week, and to avoid making an idiot of myself, how would I pronounce this (male) Italian name:?

Simone Veggetti

:thumbsup:

looks like bugatti to me :confused:
 
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And the "Simone"?

Is it like Simon-ay (like the English Simon)

Or more like Sim -own (Sim as in simulation, and similar to the the female name Simone)

Or Sim - own - ay ?
 
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Bolognaise is a word that is pronounced in loads of different ways by Brits

True, but I was thinking of it as pronounced by the Italian waiters in our local Italian restaurant!
 

Naaktgeboren

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Sim-own is the correct pronunciation for his first name. His surname is easily pronounced as you read it or Vergetty, which is correct.

Hope this helps
 

Orson

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Cee-Mo-Nay Ved-Jetty

That would my two penn'orth.

And Boll-o-nyay-say.

But such a lot is down to dialect anyway, just have a go :)
 

Razor

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I used to live in Italy for 2 years and did speak a little at the time.

Most Italian words are spoken as they are spelt. :)
 
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Looks like "Cee-Mo-Nay" and "Ved-Jetty" is a winner! Cheers peeps. At least I can give it a real stab when I meet him and his team.
 

bouncer

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Say it how it looks, And if you have a mouth full of bread it will work out fine
 

PoochJD

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Hi,

Either of the following would be acceptable:

1) Si-moan-ay Vuh-zhet-teeee

or

2) Oi, mate...



Pooch
 

Razor

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Ah, come on you're confusing me now!

Veggetti: is the "gg" a "j" sound as in "jetty" or is it a "j" sound as in the French "Jeux"?
 

Razor

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Ah, come on you're confusing me now!

Veggetti: is the "gg" a "j" sound as in "jetty" or is it a "j" sound as in the French "Jeux"?

No its a long g. A soft one. :)
 

Wild Weasel

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Italian, like German is very regular. Put on an Italian accent and that's how they'd pronounce it. ;)
 

Razor

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So more like the soft "j" in the French "jeux" then?

I dont know jeux.

Its a soft g and a long one as its double gg. Italian is a doddle to read back as it is really is spoken as its spelt. Very simple. :)
 

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