The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1334 Saturday, 18 May 2002
Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2002 10:06:34 EDT
Subject: Italian Pronunciation
Can any confirm the accepted standard of pronunciation, in modern
Italian, for the single and double "c" and "cc"?
The Latin "Cicero," we were taught to pronounce kick-er-o. But is that
still the pronunciation in Italian? Was/is "Marcello" pronounced
mar-che-lo or mar-se-lo? And is "Baraccini" pronounced bara-see-nee or
bara-chi-nee? My thanks to anyone who can parse this and/or cite a
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