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Old 06-12-2006, 06:08 PM   #31
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:48 PM   #32
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Big Grin meggggie..how do they pronounce ciao in Kentucky?

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in italy ciao...means HI or BYE...depending on situation
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Old 06-13-2006, 03:27 PM   #34
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My Italian born mother pronounces it 'chow' but with a slight 'i' sound in it kind of like 'chiow'.

But yeah its pretty much pronounced chow.
Same here. My grandparents are Italian and pronounce it with an "i" too. Maybe their accent makes it sound different because they are from the north.
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Old 06-13-2006, 03:28 PM   #35
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Re: meggggie..how do they pronounce ciao in Kentucky?

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OH! Like Aloha!
Please don't remind me of anything Hawaii-related. My arse is still sore from shoving up my plane tickets.
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like these guys said, the vowel is a diphthong, not a monophthong

ie, ch-io-w, but the i is slight
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the vowel is a dipthong
I NEED to find a way to add this word into my vocabulary!!

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Please don't remind me of anything Hawaii-related. My arse is still sore from shoving up my plane tickets.


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Some italians pronounce it as

TAUU ot TCAUU ( the T thing is halfway and C thing is halfway too)

I am not kidding...can any italian tell me why ?
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