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    How do you pronounce "Maggio" ?

    Hi,

    How do you pronounce this first name “Maggio” ? I heard it in the Prison Break and I can not find the pronunciation for it in any dictionary.

    Is it /mæʤɪəʊ/ ? Thanks for your help.


    Last edited by IMPSX-UE; 07-Mar-2009 at 19:47. Reason: Delete the misunderstanding- " I am learning American English"

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    Re: How do you pronounce "Maggio" ?

    (I am learning American English)

    This comment has crystallized it for me. The threader sees a clear, utter distinction between Brit. Eng. and...

    I await someone asserting, "I'm learnin' Aussie English."

    How futile of me to lament and protest at the travesties of the language spoken by some of the most average citizens in the US. I see now: this is no reflection on our forefathers who have passed on the torch. It is of their own doing, and others welcome it, like asking for a McDonald's to be built in their back yard.

    Good look with the formation of the tenses! (Word of advice: don't ask what the rules are!)

    ...and before all the simple knee-jerk reactions, could you elevate to your brain and think about the ramifications of what I have alluded to:
    C: (rhubarb rhubarb)
    A: 'e were a righ' one were our Cyril alright. 'fore God tuk 'im...
    B: Mister Hargreaves, Mr. Hargreaves! There's trubl ut mill!
    A: Eh, lad. You tell muther while I fetch bicycle...

    When does it cease to be a dialect, and become, as I understand has happened in China, that one group can't understand another.


    and tongue in cheek
    Last edited by David L.; 07-Mar-2009 at 20:16.

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    Re: How do you pronounce "Maggio" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    (I am learning American English)

    This comment has crystallized it for me. The threader sees a clear, utter distinction between Brit. Eng. and...

    How futile of me to lament and protest at the travesties of the language spoken by some of the most average citizens in the US. I see now: this is no reflection on our forefathers who have passed on the torch. It is of their own doing, and others welcome it, like asking for a McDonald's to be built in their back yard.

    Good look with the tenses!

    (and before all the simple knee-jerk reactions, could you elevate to your brain and think about the ramifications of what I have alluded to.)
    Hi, David L.,

    Sorry to make you feel like this. I did not mean to draw a line among British Enlgish, American English, or Australia English. I just thought I should make the post clear to the others that I am learning A.E., since this is a question concerning pronunciation, and there is actually a difference (pronunciaton) among this three kinds of English.

    I will never think about something like you suggested and, yes, for now, I think you are right, maybe I ingored the feelings of others. Thanks for your kind suggestion, I will correct.

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    Re: How do you pronounce "Maggio" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by IMPSX-UE View Post
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    How do you pronounce this first name “Maggio” ? I heard it in the Prison Break and I can not find the pronunciation for it in any dictionary.

    Is it /mæʤɪəʊ/ ? Thanks for your help.

    I really don't see what all the fuss is about. Your transcription is fine, although the character in question (I don't watch the series) is probably of Italian extraction and may pronounce the first syllable with a vowel that isn't the same* as the English /æ/, and the last with a dipthong that isn't the same as the English triphthong /ɪəʊ/. But his American-born native-English-speaking cell-mates probably do, and he may too - to fit in with them.

    b

    PS* I don't know enough Italian to know exactly what those sounds are but I know enough to say they're not included in the symbols used to transcribe either British or American English phonemically.
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    Re: How do you pronounce "Maggio" ?

    If it was heard on Prison Break, it's a reference to Baseball Hall of Famer - Joe DiMaggio.

    Maggio for short.

    pronounced: Dee Magg (like badge) ee - o

    PS: remember: Prison Break is full of idioms, slang, and bad English!!

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    Re: How do you pronounce "Maggio" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by IMPSX-UE View Post
    Hi,

    How do you pronounce this first name “Maggio” ? I heard it in the Prison Break and I can not find the pronunciation for it in any dictionary.

    Is it /mæʤɪəʊ/ ? Thanks for your help.

    If you heard it, why are you asking what it sounds like?

    =O.

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