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« #30 : July 21, 2012, 09:48:56 PM »

Thanks for your help guys, but I am kind of confused. On the one hand you say it is two syllables (spoken fast), but on the other hand you say that the trailer is correct. But the narrator in the trailer clearly says it as one syllable! (He pronounces it as "Jahn", with the vowel sound as "aaaaahhhhhhhhh") If the number of "syllables" in a word = the number of vowel sounds in that word   I don't see how you can possibly say that the narrator uses 2 syllables. He pronounces the "ia" as one sound, not as two distinct sounds!

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« #31 : July 22, 2012, 12:45:05 AM »

Maybe I'm wrong. For that you have to ask the Italians.

If Gian was a German word (which it ain't) it would be 2 syllables.


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« #32 : July 23, 2012, 02:34:10 AM »

Maybe I'm wrong. For that you have to ask the Italians.

If Gian was a German word (which it ain't) it would be 2 syllables.
When I said that in the trailer it sounds Ok, I meant of course taking into consideration that it was pronounced by an english speaking person.
It is in fact a one syllable word which is short for Gianni which in turn is short for Giovanni (=John). Gian is used only if there are two first names like in this case Gian Maria.
To come back to the pronounciation, one syllable, keep it short and put  the accent on the "a" as in "after".

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