So how IS it pronounced properly?I'm not sure who this douche is on the microphone with Bob Roll announcing the Criterium Du Dauphine but if I hear him say "Alessandro DiMarKEE" one more time, I don't know if I'll be able to control myself.
NBC sports is a hard thing to watch for cycling, thankfully we get our coverage on BEIN.I'm not sure who this douche is on the microphone with Bob Roll announcing the Criterium Du Dauphine but if I hear him say "Alessandro DiMarKEE" one more time, I don't know if I'll be able to control myself.
There is no K in the Italian alphabet. The ch dipthong takes its place. By the way---it's "keyAHNtee". Not KEYAHNtee. General rule in Italian is that, unless differentiated by an accent mark over another syllable, the accent is on the penultimate syllable.So how IS it pronounced properly?
This source suggests the announcer is correct:
Luigi Latini De Marchi pronunciation: How to pronounce Luigi Latini De Marchi in Italian
"If you see an ‘h‘ following the ‘c‘ in Italian then you can be sure that it functions as a buttress to prevent the ‘c’ from softening. This goes against the grain for English speakers, because when we see ‘ch’, it is natural to want to say it as we do in English, for example, ‘chick’, but this is completely wrong in Italian. Use ‘Chianti‘ – the famous Italian wine – as your reference point: you say ‘KYAHN/tee’.
The correct sound for the ‘c’ in these combinations in Italian words: ‘chi’ and ‘che’, is the hard ‘c’ as in ‘cut’ or if you prefer, a ‘k‘ sound. It makes no difference whether there is one ‘c’ or two. The rule stays the same."
Italian Pronunciation made easy How do you say that Word?
No, Roll is doing fine -- even nailing Boasson-Haggen. It's the other guy. Wanna slap him.