[Solved] pronunciation of Campagnolo ?

Sh4rkyBloke

Jaffa Cake monster
Location
Manchester, UK
Sh*te?

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ColinJ

Puzzle game developer
michaelrmgreen said:
I pronounce it
Cam - pan - yoh - low.
Is this correct?
Correct.

And Bianchi is Bee-an-key.

There's a scene in Stars and Water Carriers (I think it was that video) where the announcer at the stage start in some Italian town is calling out the riders' names - xxx, Bee-an-key Cam-pan-yoh-low and so on.
 
ColinJ said:
And Bianchi is Bee-an-key.
It drove me up the wall to hear the guy in the bike shop (a well-known retailer - better be nameless :rolleyes: ) say "buy-ant-chee". When I corrected him :whistle: he seemed surprised.

One sure thing: if you're in the bike business, learn how to pronounce French and Italian...
 

jimboalee

New Member
Location
Solihull
Cam - pani - o - lo.

Be - an - key.

Ap - ri - ya.

Lan - chi - ya.

Moto - gutsie.

Peet - sar.

Ver - mar - chelly.

Ill - doochey.

Sue - par - mar - e - o.
 

gavintc

Guru
Location
Southsea
Cinelli is pronounced Chinelli with the emphasis on the penultimate sylable.

C is Ch when followed by i or e
Ch is k when followed by i or e
gn sounds like the first n in onion

Pronounciation can be a real minefield and I have still to get my head around some of the words.
 

ASC1951

Guru
Location
Yorkshire
I think you'll find that almost everyone in the UK calls it Campag; and the French call it Campy ("Cormpi").

After all, we don't normally talk about Paree or Hambourg any more than they use our local pronunciations.
 
As an aside - if you speak any words of both Italian and Spanish, beware of the pronunciation pitfalls! I'll try to set them down as best I can recall (I'm not fluent in either):

Italian:
C followed by e or i ... ch as in cheese
C followed by a, o, u, consonant: k
CH ... k
G followed by e or i ... J as in jet
G followed by a, o, u, consonant ... hard g
GH ... hard g
J ... y as in yes.
QU ... qu as in quite
Z ... tz as blitz

Spanish (Castilian):
C followed by e or i ... th as in thin
C followed by a, o, u, consonant ... k
CU ... qu as in quite
CH ... ch as in cheese
G followed by e or i ... KH in back of throat, like 'loch' but more guttural
G followed by a, o, u, consonant ... hard g
GH ... not used
GU ... hard g
J ... KH in back of throat, like 'loch' but more guttural
QU ... k
Z ... th as in thin

And of course in Andalucian and Latin American Spanish, different again!

Stick to English....:laugh:
 
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