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Thread: How is it pronounced?

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    Super Member valsma's Avatar
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    Is Bargello pronounced with the "g" sound or is it pronounced with the "j" sound? I have been wondering this.

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    "J" sound like Giant.

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    Yup Bar-jello.

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    Super Member valsma's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Yup Bar-jello.
    That is kinda what I thought and how I have been pronouncing it but you know when something start nagging at you, you just gotta find out.

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    You can check pronunciation of words at this site.
    Click on the little speaker to the right of the word.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bargello

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    g before e sounds like j
    g befor o sounds like guh

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    Quote Originally Posted by valsma
    Is Bargello pronounced with the "g" sound or is it pronounced with the "j" sound? I have been wondering this.
    I was told by a LQS recently that it was like ......
    Tom-ae-to, tom-ah-to
    and Pot-ae-to and pot-ah-to

    You'll hear it said both ways! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastermarie
    g before e sounds like j
    The word geezer comes to mind...as an exception. Also geyser, anger, finger, singer, gear, beget, gangbangers, (all the ng similar type words), gecko, geek, get, etc.....

    until I'm tired of looking for them.

    I kind of had the same question, so it's not as silly as one might seem.

    Plus, since I teach EFL, I realize over and over that our pronunciation can be pretty arbitrary at times. Tonight I had the ough and augh sound. Bought and caught sound the same. :) though and thought are different vowel sounds though spelled the same.

    I know the rules about the hard G and soft g usually coming when g comes before i, e, or y. But sometimes exceptions get the best of us.

    Our English language is full of rules and then...EXCEPT for ...

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    Then there's the other English oddities ....

    A bunch of goose are geese,
    but a bunch of moose are not meese.

    We park on the driveway
    yet drive on the parkway.

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