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Exact pronunciation for Italian names(15 posts)

Exact pronunciation for Italian namesMatteo
Sep 8, 2002 5:54 AM
Hi friends,

a few weeks ago some of you asked about the exact pronunciation for Italian names, like Colnago, Campagnolo, Ghisallo, etc.

If you're still interested, I could record an Mp3 file with those names (I'm Italian, so you could trust my pronunciation...)
Someone then should post the file (which is gonna be actually very small) on his website because I don't have one.

Please let me know.

Ciao to all,

Are you "beesone" on Ebay?......NMtronracer
Sep 8, 2002 6:20 AM
Are you "beesone" on Ebay?.....Matteo
Sep 8, 2002 6:26 AM
Actually no.
re: Exact pronunciation for Italian namesjeph
Sep 8, 2002 8:00 AM
That would be cool! I've always wondered how to pronounce Ciussi (I've heard it pronounced several ways), also Giro (is it pronounced gyro or hero in Italian). Anyway, a mp3 would be cool. Jeff
here are two...-JC-
Sep 9, 2002 10:14 AM
Beautiful bike and locale...MXL02
Sep 8, 2002 9:03 AM
Matteo...where were you and your Carrera Photographed?
Beautiful bike and locale...Matteo
Sep 8, 2002 9:59 AM
I was in Cote d'Azur, France.
Very nice indeed!

That's not too difficult. . .js5280
Sep 8, 2002 9:20 AM
I'm pretty sure we could start a Yahoo Group (Italian_For_Cyclists?) where it could be hosted for free. Not like these files are huge and there would be a large volume of traffic. I'd be willing to set it up if you can get the MP3 files to me. A WAV file would be fine too for something that short in length. My email should be available through my profile (click the head) or the email button.
That's not too difficult. . .Matteo
Sep 8, 2002 10:02 AM
I'm happy you can help.
I coulnd't find your e-mail address, but you can write me here:

I'd like you and other people send me a list of the words... :)

Bye for now.

re: I'd be willing to post them on my web sitecyclejim
Sep 8, 2002 10:25 AM
Unless you already have arragements with someone. My email is
Let's start an official list here. . .js5280
Sep 8, 2002 11:07 AM
. . .so Matteo doesn't have to weed out duplicates. I searched the RBR archives and pulled out a copy of Ciclismo to brain storm. I've got 35 so far, pretty much cycling terms and Italian bicycle and component manufacuters. I know I'm missing so though so reply with your addition(s) in the Subject line. If you have a bunch, then put them in the body of the post and make a comment as to such in the subject line. I included some of the most famous Italian cyclists (all time and current) but this might be a little much. My list starts in the reply to this email.

Note: Matteo, we'll probably need your help in spelling and accents with this list.

Italian pronunciation official list here. . .js5280
Sep 8, 2002 11:13 AM
? (criterium)
? (cyclocross)
? (mountain bike)
? (road bike)
? (Time Trial)
? (Triathlete)
? (Triathlon)
Bianchi (Bicycle Manufacturer)
bici (bike)
bicicletta (bicycle)
Bottechia (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Campagnolo (Component Manufacturer)
Carrera (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Cervélo (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Ciclismo (cycling)
ciclista (cyclist male/female?)
Cinelli (Component Manufacturer)
Ciocc (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Ciussi (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Colnago (Bicycle Manufacturer)
corsia ciclabile (bike lane)
Daccordi (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Dedacciai (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Dolomiti (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Giro d' Italia (Tour of Italy)
groupo (a set of components)
Longoni (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Madonna d'Ghisallo (Patron Saint of Cyclists)
Magila Rosa (Pink Jersey)
Marzocchi (Suspension Manufacturer)
Merida (Bicycle Manufacturer)
Pinarello (Bicycle Manufacturer)
pista ciclabile (bike path)
pompa ad aria (bike pump)
Selle Italia (Component Manufacturer- Saddles)
Famous Italian Cyclist here. . .js5280
Sep 8, 2002 11:14 AM
Alfredo Binda
Andrea Tafi
Claudio Chiappucci
Fausto Coppi
Felice Gimondi
Francesco Casagrande
Francesco Moser
Gilberto Simoni
Gino Bartali
Ivan Gotti
Marco Pantani
Mario Cipollini
Michele Bartoli
Paolo Bettini
Mungicake?? (nm)Spunout
Sep 9, 2002 3:47 AM
I'm dying to know how italians pronounce "Record". nmBruno S
Sep 8, 2002 4:48 PM