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The correct pronunciation of: Acciaccatura

A-ki-a-ka-choo-ra
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A-chack-a-too-ra
1 (50%)
A-catch-a-too-ra
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Offline perfect_pitch

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Pronunciation
« on: September 08, 2017, 10:39:01 AM »
Fun question... What's the correct pronunciation of:

Acciaccatura??? I've heard 3 different pronunciations...

A-ki-a-ka-choo-ra
A-chack-a-too-ra
A-catch-a-too-ra

I can't believe there's so many discrepancies on the pronunciation.



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Re: Pronunciation
«Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 11:13:31 AM »
Middle option.

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Re: Pronunciation
«Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 01:01:24 PM »
Out of curiosity - are you a native Scot Ronde???

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Re: Pronunciation
«Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 01:21:19 PM »
Yep, born in Dundee. And while I do try to keep politics out of it on this forum, I consider myself very much Scottish, not British.

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Re: Pronunciation
«Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 03:18:00 PM »
I can't believe there's so many discrepancies on the pronunciation.

Why? It's a word originating from Italy from several centuries ago, and since then it has been appropriated and used by various cultures internationally. Discrepancies in pronunciation were inevitable.

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Re: Pronunciation
«Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 10:32:01 PM »
@ronde - don't worry - wasn't interested in talking about politics. It's just nice to know there's another Scot in the forums.

@mjames - granted, that is a good point. Although it may have been adopted by other cultures, usually the pronunciation is kept the way it is. We say menage a trois and deja vu roughly how the french would pronounce it. We don't usually bastardise the pronunciation.

What's your opinion mjames on the pronunciation?