Juventus pronunciation

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  1. MrKaplan

    MrKaplan New Member

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    Are the two u's in Juventus pronounced differently and why?


  2. rudeboy

    rudeboy Member

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    Yes, the two U's are pronounced differently.

    The first U is pronounced as "you" and the last is pronounced as in the same way the word "us" is pronounced

    you-vent-us is how it sounds.

    Why is this done, I don't know. I am not an English nor am I an Italian major.
  3. kotzunder

    kotzunder New Member

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    last u is pronounced like a double O you-vent-oos
  4. MrKaplan

    MrKaplan New Member

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    Then the u's aren't pronounced differently.


  5. SueB

    SueB New Member

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    I thought they were ALMOST the same but different. (Here we are trying to describe pronunciation with the written word again). I think the second one is more like the sound of u in the word "pudding". In my English dictionary, they try to describe this sound as "uu". That would be yooventuus.

    But I suppose you should listen to kotzunder instead of me since he's actually Italian.
  6. GoFireGo

    GoFireGo New Member

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    I have a friend who pronounces it "hoo-ven-tays". Hes an idiot.
  7. mr magoo

    mr magoo New Member

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    in scotland they pronounce it with the J.

    Ja-Vent-Us
  8. Dante

    Dante Moderator Staff Member

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    That he is
  9. Dante

    Dante Moderator Staff Member

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    English speaking people pronounce it...

    You-ven-tis

    Italians pronounce it..

    you-ven-toos
  10. SueB

    SueB New Member

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    So I guess I'm half-way between with my You-vent-uus. :D I guess it's just my own personal thing.

    Now that you mention it, it is perfectly normal to have an "English" pronunciation and an "Italian" pronunciation. Think of Milan. I canNOT bring myself to call them "MEE-lan", even though I know it's correct. Whenever an English-speaker says "MEE-lan", it just sounds ridiculous. Same with Spanish - "Real THOTHIEDAD", etc etc.

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