How do you pronounce "Chianti?"

Old May 29th, 2002, 09:53 AM
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How do you pronounce "Chianti?"

Is it key-AHN-tee or key-AN-tee?
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 09:57 AM
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LOL I thought I was the only one who noticed that Anthony Hopkins had the WORST Italian accent for a character who was supposed to be fluent Italian!
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 10:23 AM
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One of the nicest things about learning Italian is that the vowels don't have several options for pronunciation. O and E have 2 pronunciations, while I, A, and U have only one sound each. A is always like the a in father--therefore Chianti is pronounced kee AHN' tee
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 11:24 AM
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It must be some sort of British stubborn-ness thing (not that there aren't many more stubborn American mis-pronunciations!) - - many British insist on saying pass-ta also, instead of pahss-ta

Oh well...

Best wishes,

Rex

 
Old May 29th, 2002, 11:59 AM
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But you don't really take the time to pronounce the "kee" part as a full long syllable. It's shorter and more slippery, almost like the "c" in "cute" makes it sound like "kyute" not kee-ute."
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 12:16 PM
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Ergo "Kyahn-tee"?
 
Old May 29th, 2002, 12:28 PM
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Exactly. Just as Gianni isn't gee-ah-nee, but is more like gya-nee.
 
Old May 31st, 2002, 09:33 AM
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Old May 31st, 2002, 09:42 AM
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Goes well with fava beans.
 
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