Discussion in 'Juventus' started by MrKaplan, Jan 7, 2004.
Are the two u's in Juventus pronounced differently and why?
Yes, the two U's are pronounced differently.
The first U is pronounced as "you" and the last is pronounced as in the same way the word "us" is pronounced
you-vent-us is how it sounds.
Why is this done, I don't know. I am not an English nor am I an Italian major.
last u is pronounced like a double O you-vent-oos
Then the u's aren't pronounced differently.
I thought they were ALMOST the same but different. (Here we are trying to describe pronunciation with the written word again). I think the second one is more like the sound of u in the word "pudding". In my English dictionary, they try to describe this sound as "uu". That would be yooventuus.
But I suppose you should listen to kotzunder instead of me since he's actually Italian.
I have a friend who pronounces it "hoo-ven-tays". Hes an idiot.
in scotland they pronounce it with the J.
That he is
English speaking people pronounce it...
Italians pronounce it..
So I guess I'm half-way between with my You-vent-uus. I guess it's just my own personal thing.
Now that you mention it, it is perfectly normal to have an "English" pronunciation and an "Italian" pronunciation. Think of Milan. I canNOT bring myself to call them "MEE-lan", even though I know it's correct. Whenever an English-speaker says "MEE-lan", it just sounds ridiculous. Same with Spanish - "Real THOTHIEDAD", etc etc.
Separate names with a comma.