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« : March 06, 2008, 12:01:27 PM »

OK, who can put phonetically how to pronuce "Giu'" in "Giu' La Testa"?

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« #1 : March 06, 2008, 02:05:59 PM »

On the DVD special features I think someone pronounced it as "jew".



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« #2 : March 06, 2008, 07:30:28 PM »

"Giu" is pronounced "Joo".

In Italian the letter "G" is always said as a "J" as in "John". It is only pronounced as a hard "Gggg" sound when it has an "h" after it, as in the artist Lorenzo Ghiberti for instance.

No Italian words contain the letter "J", only adopted foreign words like "Jazz".

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« #3 : April 24, 2008, 03:45:17 AM »

"Giu" is pronounced "Joo".

In Italian the letter "G" is always said as a "J" as in "John". It is only pronounced as a hard "Gggg" sound when it has an "h" after it, as in the artist Lorenzo Ghiberti for instance.

No Italian words contain the letter "J", only adopted foreign words like "Jazz".

Correct Juan, but let me add a contribution. In Italian the letter G is NOT always pronounced as the english J, but only when  it is directly followed by I or E. It is pronounced as the english "to go/to get"  in all other cases: when it is followed by O, A and U,  and before H followed by E or I (as in Ghilberti or Gherardi).

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« #5 : April 27, 2008, 03:12:13 PM »

One unforseen consequence of being a Leone fan surfaced on my recent trip to Milano. I was in a workshop and walked upstairs to a room with a very low ceiling and was warned to watch my head (I was told by my host "Giu la testa!"). I instantly thought she was talking about Sergio's film, totaly got distracted and banged my bloody head on the roof.

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« #6 : April 27, 2008, 06:52:21 PM »

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« #7 : April 28, 2008, 01:26:13 AM »

One unforseen consequence of being a Leone fan surfaced on my recent trip to Milano. I was in a workshop and walked upstairs to a room with a very low ceiling and was warned to watch my head (I was told by my host "Giu la testa!"). I instantly thought she was talking about Sergio's film, totaly got distracted and banged my bloody head on the roof.

Did she then add cojone?


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« #8 : April 28, 2008, 01:52:01 AM »

"Giu" is pronounced "Joo".

Can't find this word on my Webster, but I found that the joo- in  jook can be pronounced exactly as Jew.

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In Italian the letter "G" is always said as a "J" as in "John". It is only pronounced as a hard "Gggg" sound when it has an "h" after it, as in the artist Lorenzo Ghiberti for instance.

Not that simple. For example the g in pl. det. art. gli is pronounced differently from both cases.

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No Italian words contain the letter "J", only adopted foreign words like "Jazz".

Not exactly, if you're referring to orthography: jella (jinx) first comes to mind. There are also dialect-derived words of common usage which have it. The word coglione (sucker)) (literally testicle) it is commonly written cojone (it gives it more emphasis).

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« #9 : April 28, 2008, 10:19:15 AM »

One unforseen consequence of being a Leone fan surfaced on my recent trip to Milano. I was in a workshop and walked upstairs to a room with a very low ceiling and was warned to watch my head (I was told by my host "Giu la testa!"). I instantly thought she was talking about Sergio's film, totaly got distracted and banged my bloody head on the roof.
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