parmeZHAN and de/not voicing final vowel

Steve Boatti Ittaob at AOL.COM
Tue Oct 1 19:53:51 UTC 2002

In a message dated 10/1/02 2:17:03 PM, simon at IPFW.EDU writes:

<< Not that I admit to actually renting _The Sopranos_, but pretty clearly
they've been voicecoached to, among other things, not voice the final vowel
on words such as parmegiano and prosciutto.

And they should leave out these vowels, if the intent is to mimic speech
patterns of Southern Italian immigrants. Most S. Italian dialects leave out
such final vowels.

Steve Boatti

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