Veronese68 wrote:Chris Bass wrote:briantrumpet wrote:That I've been mispronouncing the musical term 'adagio' all my musical life: an Italian speaker told me that the 'i' merely softens the 'g', so that the pronunciation is "adajjo", not "adajjeo".
is this always the case in Italian? so would the footballer Roberto Baggio be pronounced Roberto Bajjo - If so I have been saying his name wrong my whole life - not that I have said it that often in fairness!
Yes, also in Italian an h after a c hardens the c sound so it is like a ck in English.
Does that mean i'd be Ckris? It looks pretty similar i suppose