ALFABETO ITALIANO In the first row you have the 5 vowel sounds: /a/ (as in the English “bAr”) /e/ (as in the English

“gEt”) /i/ (as in the English “grEEn”) /o/ (as in the English “gOt” ) /u/ (as in the English “fOOt”) In the Italian Alphabet there are only 21 letters: /a/ A (a) H (acca) Z (zeta) /e/ E (e) F (effe) L (elle) M (emme) N (enne) R (erre) S (esse) B (bi) C (ci) D (di) G (gi) I (i) P (pi) T (ti) V (vi) /i/ O (o) /o/ /u/ Q (cu) U (u)

The following letters only appear in words of foreign origin and are pronounced like this: J (i lunga) K (cappa) W (doppia VU or doppia VI) X (ics) Y (i greca)

Some pronunciation rules with examples in Italian and English equivalent: POSITION ENGLISH SOUND ITALIAN EXAMPLES C: before E and I Cena, cinema /t∫ / as in “Channel” before A, O, U or consonant /k/ as in “Car” Casa, crema /k/ CH: always Che, chianti G: before E and I Genova, Gioconda /d∫ / as in “just” before A, O, U or consonant /g/ as in “got” Gorgonzola, grazie /g/ GH: always Spaghetti, ghiaccio GLI: /ʎ/ more or less as in “million” Famiglia, biglietto GN: /ƞ/ more or less as in “onion” Gnocchi, Bologna H: Always silent Ho, hai, ha, hotel QU: /ku/ + a/e/i/o Questo, quattro SC: before E and I Scena, sci /∫ / As in “ship” before A, O, U or consonant /sk/ as in “skate” Scusa, Tedesco SCH: always Tedeschi, scherzo /sk/ R: Rolled (as in Scottish pronunc.) Roma, Marmellata

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