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phonetic pronunciation of COLNAGO(32 posts)

phonetic pronunciation of COLNAGO94Nole
Aug 15, 2002 10:06 AM
Is it merely as it appears?

Aug 15, 2002 10:18 AM
hehe. no, you're correct. col-naa-go (accent on the 'naa' in which the 'aa' is pronounced like the 'a' in tra la)

Heh, good one (nm)gs6769
Aug 15, 2002 10:54 AM it appears (nm)ColnagoFE
Aug 15, 2002 10:40 AM
re: phonetic pronunciation of COLNAGOMatteo
Aug 15, 2002 10:46 AM
Well, I'm Italian and live just 150 miles from Colnago Headquarters... :)

Like 99% of Italian words, it just reads as it's written...

so it's COL-NAH-GO




PS: thanks a lot to all those that replyed to my message about backache!
swing by there and pick me up a Master Extra Light, will ya?gregario
Aug 15, 2002 11:15 AM
size 62cm in Rabobank colors. As long as you're doing that you might as well stop by Tullio's place and pick up a Chorus groupset.

Seriously, I have some pretty bad low back problems myself. I was told I need to stretch my hamstrings and strengthen my lower back. If you want I can make copies of the exercises I was given and mail them to you.

When I first saw a Colnago in a shop 18 years ago I thought it was pronounced Col-nah-go, with the emphasis on the coal not the "nah". I sounded pretty stoopid.
but in most languages...ET
Aug 15, 2002 11:22 AM
in actual speech the first syllable is often de-accented when the stress is in the next syllable; this may be especially so when it is hard to pronounce the word otherwise. So my question is, is the "o" in "Col" pronounced more like a schwa, e.g. as the first "a" in "falacious", or, for a phonetically closer example, the "o" in "collective" (you will be assimilated; resistance is futile), as the dictionary indicates?
but in most languages...mapei boy
Aug 15, 2002 2:34 PM
I have a masters degree in Linguistics. Yes, many languages (such as English, Czech and Hungarian) do reduce unstressed vowels to schwa or thereabouts, but not Italian. Thus, pronounce the "col" in Colnago like you would the "col" in the word Cola. (But don't pronounce it like in the American "coal," as American English tends to dipthongize stressed vowels.....aaaack! Somebody shut me up. Please!)
Sei Italiano? Mi sembra che lo parli... nmbludoggy
Aug 15, 2002 2:53 PM
Now try "Bottechia"rollo tommassi
Aug 15, 2002 11:06 AM
A friend of mine has one, and people would call it a "Boe Tuh CHEE uh".
No: boh teh KEE ah... nm.bludoggy
Aug 15, 2002 2:56 PM
I thought it was Boe - Tek - Yah nmjose_Tex_mex
Aug 15, 2002 3:09 PM
Maybe i put the acCENT on the wrong sylLABle nmbludoggy
Aug 15, 2002 4:15 PM
boe TEECH yuh (nm)12x23
Aug 15, 2002 4:54 PM
How about Croce d'Aune?alansutton
Aug 15, 2002 11:25 AM
Croce d'Aune?Tig
Aug 15, 2002 2:42 PM
I had Croce d'Aune on a bright red Tommasini (a great combo) and asked a local Italian restaraunt owner how to pronounce it. He said it, "CRO-say deh-ON-ay".
For you French fans. How about "Vitus"Dave Hickey
Aug 15, 2002 11:40 AM
I've heard:
Aug 15, 2002 12:28 PM
Or how about Giant...NJRoad
Aug 15, 2002 12:47 PM
Isn't it pronounced Gee-anh?

Tongue is now firmly implanted in cheek.
Aug 16, 2002 10:05 AM

In French, G is basically J and J is sort of G.
J is what? (nm)djg
Aug 16, 2002 12:49 PM
How about the phonetic pronunciation of GHISALLO?ms
Aug 15, 2002 12:09 PM
As in Madonna del Ghisallo, the patroness of cyclists.
ghee SAH lo (the g is hard as in geek) nmbludoggy
Aug 15, 2002 2:58 PM
How about Look? nmMXL02
Aug 15, 2002 12:13 PM
No... common misconceptionPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Aug 15, 2002 12:14 PM
Actually its pronouced Co-NAAAAAAAA-go... the L is silent and the NA is rolled. Just like Dura-ace is infact Dura-achi. And you roll the NO in CampagNOOOOOOlo. Its a common misconception that only the coolest people in the bike industry know.
mi dispiace, ma non hai ragione....bludoggy
Aug 15, 2002 3:02 PM
You are correct on the campagnooolo (the gn combo is like the enya in spanish) but it is simply col NAH go.
And, for extra points: pronounce "CIOCC"Alexx
Aug 15, 2002 3:58 PM
This one should stump a few.....
Aug 15, 2002 4:59 PM
And, for extra points: pronounce "CIOCC"roadmeister
Aug 15, 2002 5:05 PM
I believe it is "chooch" (pronounce the 'ch' as in 'chew'),
coal- gnaw- golegs
Aug 15, 2002 4:41 PM
How about Dedacciai? nmJustride
Aug 15, 2002 8:21 PM
re: phonetic pronunciation of COLNAGOaliensporebomb
Aug 15, 2002 8:34 PM


Is it: "Chin-El-Ee"


"Sin Elly"