Pronunciation of Italian town names

Feb 3rd, 2007, 10:58 AM
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Pronunciation of Italian town names

Can anyone tell me how to pronounce these two names - where the accented syllable falls?
Malcesine
Bassano del Grappa
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:28 AM
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mal-chay-see-nay (accent on see, I believe))
Bah-sah-noh del Grah-pah (emphases on sah and grah)
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:29 AM
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Don't forget your hands!
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Oh yes, hands are very important.

And on second thought, Grah-pah is not entirely accurate because double consontants in Italian take on a kind of life of their own, but I don't know how to transliterate that, so that will have to do.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:35 AM
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The accent is on the second syllable - 'chay'

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maybe more emphasis on the ah-part of grappa rather than the entire first syllable.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 11:57 AM
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mal-chez-in-nay
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 01:20 PM
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Thanks! I'll go with this unless someone corrects me.
Mal CHAY see nay
Bas SAN o

This is what I had thought but I've made mistakes before in towns that I haven't heard pronounced. A couple that I thought were not so obvious:
Ce fa LU
Val Ba DI a

Any other towns/areas that get mispronouced?
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