Re: [CR]Proper Pronunciation: Pogliaghi

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From: "Martin Appel" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Proper Pronunciation: Pogliaghi
To: Ted Baer <>,
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:25:12 +0100
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Ted Baer <> schrieb:
>How exactly does one pronounce the name/word: "Pogliaghi?"
>Is it "pog-lee-off-fee?" Could it be "pog-lee-awe-jee? How about

There are two basic rules about pronounciating italian words that hit here:

First, the "g" in a "gl" is always silent . Example: "Tagliatelle" is spoken like "Talliatelle". Second, an "h" following a "g" always means the "G" is not pronounced as a "j", but like the "g" in "logo". Example: A Lamborghini is NOT a "Lambordjeenee"

If i had to find a way to write "Pogliaghi" phonetically without using the international alphabet, i'd probably write it as "PolliĆ”-ghee".

Martin Appel
Munich, Germany