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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: How do you say that! Reply with quote

Ciabatta - how do you (properly) say that.

Or zabaglione - or indeed chorizo (should it have a 'th' sound in it).

Or pasta - past as in past times or as as in ass?

Or pizza - with a t sound or not?

Pasty (as for pasta)?

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.....And who the flip says pot'ah'to anyway?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My local bakery calls their chocolate croissants pain au chocolat, and even though I know what it means, my brain's autotranslate circuit always wants me to ask for a Pain of Chocolate. Pretty sure that's a metal band, and if not, it should be.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Same here Sorus!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you say that! Reply with quote

peter wrote:
Ciabatta - how do you (properly) say that.

Or zabaglione - or indeed chorizo (should it have a 'th' sound in it).

Or pasta - past as in past times or as as in ass?

Or pizza - with a t sound or not?

Pasty (as for pasta)?

Tom'ah'to, tom'a'to, pot'ah'to, pot'a'to.......

.....And who the flip says pot'ah'to anyway?


I'd say I pronounce Pasta with more of an Ost, as in Ostrich. The examples you gave make me sound like I'm trying to fake an East Coast accent.

Pizza - with a T sound.

I don't think I've ever had a reason to say Zabaglione, but I'd probably say it phonetically. Zah-bag-leo-ny! It sounds like something a magician would say when pulling a rabbit out of a hat, so I'd probably say it with appropriate flair. (Google says it's more like Zobble-yoney, which isn't as much fun.)

Pasty is a fun word, especially since it has at least four different meanings that don't seem to be connected. I figured that one was likely a diminutive of Pastry, but I can't find any evidence to support that, and Pas-tee seems to be the correct way to pronounce it, though I probably would have said Paste-y if I hadn't looked it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cha (as in "charcoal") + "butta" -

The "i" after the "c" indicates it is a "ch" and not a "k" sound.

An "h" after "c" indicates the opposite.

ci = ch
ch = k

Thus Pancetta = panchetta
But Porchetta = porketta

Za (as the "za" in "bizarre") + bajone
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