<BR>It\'s always very difficult to explain to foreign mother tongue people the pronunciation of Italian, expecially without using the correct tool, i.e. the International Phonetic Alphabet (very good, but difficult to use).
<BR>I\'ll try to do it using some samples taken from words in English.
<BR>First of all, the correct spelling of the name you\'re searching for is GIOSUE\' (very important the accent on the last E). The equivalent name in English is JOSHUA, and the GIO of GiosuÃ¨ is pronounced quite like the JO of Joshua. The S has the same sound as in English, while for the U the sound is that of the W in the word \"Water\"; the final E is similar to the one you find in the English word \"nEt\". Try to put all these sounds together and you should be able to obtain something very similar to Italian: it\'s very important that you put the accent on the last vowel (sorry, I can\'t find a better example than the name of the town Santa FÃ¨).
<BR>I hope this helps.
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<BR>On 2002-10-11 18:48, dhouser wrote:
<BR>How would you say: Geiosue ?? Thanx
<BR>Searching Saravo/Sarao, Dicarlo, Martellini, Gugliemo, Colombasso, Pasouarelli
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Thank you very much! That is quite different than what I was thinking. The funny thing is that he went by \'Joseph\' in America...I guess immigration didn\'t have a clue either!!!!
<BR>Dawn <BR>Searching Saravo/Sarao, Dicarlo, Martellini, Gugliemo, Colombasso, Pasouarelli
searching for Saravo, Sarao, DiCarlo, Martellini, Gugliemo
HI Peter. <BR>I\'m fine, thank-you.
<BR>We all miss you very much here, as you saw by the large amount of unanswered posts you found when coming back home.
<BR>Did you enjoy your trip in Italy?
Hi Maurizio. Had a great trip and we rented a villa in Fiesole and that was very very nice but Florence was a casino of hordes of people walking the streets like one big festa 24 hours a day. Rome was equally crowded with horrendous lines to see the vatican musuem. WSe only went to see three things..The finished Sistine chapel, the basement of the colisseo with the arms and rooms from Pompei (closed) and lunch at the top of the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele under an umbrella con la panorama di Roma when we looked up from a very (naturally) delicious lunch. The Eurostar is first rate travel. Good to hear from you figlio bello!!!!!!!Peter
<BR>I\'m pleased to know you appreciated your staying in Italy. Sometimes it\'s good for all of us \"natives\" that someone coming from abroad reminds us how nice it can be to live in our old country (even if I\'m sure that, at the end of your holiday, you were happy to return home \"in the city that never sleeps\"<IMG SRC="images/forum/icons/icon_wink.gif">.