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  1. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Can someone provide me with the correct PHONETIC pronunciation of

    Rocca delle Macie


    ...Jim Thompson
  2. Sure.

    Romeo Oscar Charlie Charlie Alpha

    Delta Echo Lima Lima Echo

    Mike Alpha Charlie India Echo


  3. Genome

    Genome Guest

    The first two c's make a hard one. The last c is soft and you don't say Maa,
    you say Muh. (just guessing)

    Mind you, I have often found that if you ask the person giving you a
    servicing how you should say it then they tell you.

    Oooh, perhaps I should have said 'if I ask'.... you probably come across as
    an American with a big toilet.... and they think you need it.

    I'm sure Ban might have something to say on the subject.

  4. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I'm waiting for Ban ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  5. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  6. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I fall asleep when the wine bottle is empty and wake up with the sun

    ...Jim Thompson
  7. Genome

    Genome Guest

    Just e-mailed it to the biker man...... Are you up to watch the sunrise?

  8. mmm

    mmm Guest

    I will try but I don't know about the PHONEME:

    Ro-cca is like ro-bert and ca-nada (the cc is stronger than a single c)
    de-lle is the same, always pronuonce the vowels well formed
    Ma-ci-e ci is like ci-linder ( I hope ! the 'c' is between the 'c' of
    cat and the s-like in cigaret or cinema

    for us, from italy, is easy to say and difficult to explain
  9. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Hey John! I've heard that some people get cranky and out of sorts in
    their old age, but you're overdoing it. Whatsamata? Constipated

    ...Jim Thompson
  10. I read in alt.binaries.schematics.electronic that Jim Thompson
    You mean REAL phonetics, with all those funny letters you can't do in
    ASCII. I don't see how, and would you be able to interpret them anyway?

    'Rocca' is 'roka', with 'o' as in 'rock', 'delle' is 'dele', with both
    'e' pronounced as in 'tell'. 'Macie' is more difficult, I think.
    Something like 'machye', with 'a' as in 'father', 'ch' as in 'charm' and
    'ye' as in 'Ye gods!'.

    But, of course, those would work with a British English RP accent.
    Since I've not heard you speak, I don't know how to render the words
    appropriately for you.
  11. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    So Ro-ka del-la muh-ci-uh would be close?

    Or Ro-cha ??

    ...Jim Thompson
  12. mmm

    mmm Guest

    ro-ka del-le mah-ci-e

    ka is very strong

    a like a-tom
    e like e-lephant

    we always use the same pronounce for each vowels they don't change

    are you planning to take a tour in italy ?
  13. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Actually, a trip to Italy is under discussion.

    The pronunciation of the moment is regarding Rocca delle Macie Chianti

    ...Jim Thompson
  14. John Perry

    John Perry Guest

    Since Ban hasn't replied, I'll give it to you.

    In Italian all letters are pronounced except h, which serves only as a
    modifier, and isn't in your phrase, anyhow. Also, all vocalized letters
    are in the front of the mouth, unlike our English middle-of-the-mouth

    "R" is slightly rolled (not, as in Spanish, rolled and rolled and rolled
    -- a single tap on the palate is enough)
    "0" sounds between "aw" and "oh";
    Both c's (think "stock car");
    "a" is "ah", but very short.


    "d" is just like ours, but in front of the mouth;
    "e" is "eh" as in "bed", but again in the front of the mouth;
    Both l's (think "all lines"), in the front;
    Second "e" just like the first.


    "M" like ours;
    "c" as in "chuck" (softened by the i);
    "i" in most locales blended into the e;
    "e" as above, making "yeh", not "eeyeh"


    Regional accents will cause minor variations, especially in the soft c,
    which in the south usually becomes "sh".

    How's that, Ban :)?

    John Perry
  15. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

    LOL, when I get on someone else's case and you don't like them, you
    egg me on and even shoot some of your own barbs into the mix, but
    when it's you that's being criticized it's all of a sudden like
    _I'm_ old and cranky and overdoing it?
    Not me... I just took a Thompson a little while ago.

    BTW, I like Scott Tissues toilet paper (1000 single sheets per roll)
    and, over the years, have gotten used to (and learned to appreciate)
    the rather Spartan feel of untextured paper wiping my asshole clean.

    Last week, however, as part of my regular excursion to the store, I
    bought TP and, much to my surprise, when I loaded up a roll of
    Scott's, I found out that it was _textured_ !!!
  16. Oppie

    Oppie Guest

    Surely you are not turning into another Bob widlar?

    Rocca delle Macie

    My take on it is
    Rocca - Long O, Cs pronounced as Ks, short A

    delle - Dell-e

    Macie - long A, ci = ch, sounds like machie

    The above based on being married to an IAP for 32 years.
    Would have been easier to record the sound but I don't have a mike here.

    *IAP = Italian-American Princess
  17. Pretty sure it's called aged, stinky, near death spew.

    Have another drink. Speed up the process.
  18. So... if she's a princess, then *you* had to do all the cooking?

    That sucks... to waste the fine tastes and abilities of an Italian

    Pedestals aren't always as good as one thinks.
  19. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello John,
    That's it, I think. "Macie" pronounces like we say "macho" except with
    for the end. It's longer that in "ye", more like "ye-eh". But not like
    the Canadian "eh"...

    Jim, "Chianti" would be like "keeanty" but I guess you knew that.

    I am not Italian but have been there a lot and love it. Neighbors in
    Germany were Italians and so I heard it a lot. If you want to see some
    fine wines plan at least a week in Tuscany. Siena, San Gimignano and so
    on. Stay in a local place. Once an old guy there sold us a huge bottle
    of what he said was his finest. No label and when he blew the dust off
    the bottle he almost coughed his lungs out. At first we thought he might
    want to offload some stuff to tourists but it was one of the finest
    Chiantis I ever had. Really nice people there. Except when behind the
    wheel, then it's more like Mexiko or New York.

    Regards, Joerg
  20. Genome

    Genome Guest

    **** this, Look either get a bottle of ShattoNuff Duh Pap or some Shablee.

    Simple INNIT.

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