Italian course Italian phonetics
By cinsiam
Languages
Italian
Level
Basic
Lessons
5
School
None
How to pronounce Italian - basic rules. Italian is a Romance language and derives from Vulgar Latin, the ancient colloquial language of the Roman Empire and remains very close to its Latin roots. The 'standard' Italian as spoken today originates from the Tuscan dialect.
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Some letters can have a different pronunciation in Italian...   more Some letters can have a different pronunciation in Italian depending upon which vowel or consonant follow them ...   less
Many Italian words have double consonants. They can be...   more Many Italian words have double consonants. They can be found in any part of the word, but never as first letters or as last letters. In Italian double consonants have a specific sound, while in English they are pronounced as if they were single. Let's learn all the rules.   less
"C" and "G" The letter "C" has two different sounds,...   more "C" and "G" The letter "C" has two different sounds, depending on the vowels that follow it. "GLI" It is probably the most difficult sound to produce for a non-native speaker. "SCI, SCE" Confront their sh sound to the sk sound of "SCA, SCO, SCU, SCHE, SCHI" "GN" The sound corresponds to the Spanish "ñ"   less
Step-by- step instructions and tips on how to pronounce...   more Step-by- step instructions and tips on how to pronounce Italian vowels.        less
The Italian Alphabet: description of the consonants,...   more The Italian Alphabet: description of the consonants, vowels, and tones of Italian.   less

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