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Discussion in 'Other Italian' started by BJS, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. BJS

    BJS Formula Junior

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    So what is the correct pronunciation for the designer Giugiaro?

    I took Spanish in school, not Italian. Too bad there's no Spanish sports cars (come to think of it, why not?).

    I'm assuming two soft g's, so Gi-you-Gi-are-oh. Even close? Emphasis on the "are"?
     
  2. Bryan

    Bryan Formula 3

    Pretty close as I understand

    Soft g's, vowels are not separated much in each syllable (the "GI" is the soft sound), accent on the second syllable and the "a" is like "are" , long 0

    ju-jar'-o
     
  3. SkizoACE

    SkizoACE Formula Junior

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    I always though 'g's' had like an 'h' sound. Like Scagletti, is 'Scalihetti'.
    And Gallardo, 'Hayardo'.
    At Post Oak they say 'Hayardo'.

    I have no ****ing clue.
     
  4. Bryan

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  5. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    Since when is it Gayardo? I mean, that's what I call it too, because it's what everyone calls it. But I've always wondered about that. this isn't Spanish. Two "l"s do not make a "y" sound in Italian.
     
  6. Attitude928

    Attitude928 Formula Junior

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    The name you really want to pronounce correctly is Gandini.
     
  7. Slim

    Slim Formula 3

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    But it *is* Spanish, isn't it? You're not suggesting we pronounce it like Italian just because the parent company is/was Italian, are you?
     
  8. UroTrash

    UroTrash Three Time F1 World Champ
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    The Pegaso was Spanish and apparently very fast and well thought of.

    http://www.tikiloungemag.de/html/pegasohistory.html
     
  9. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    I don't know - I have no idea what the word "Gallardo" is supposed to represent. Is it a race track or something? Enlighten me! I just figured it was an italian word or made up...
     
  10. Mr Payne

    Mr Payne F1 Rookie

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    It's a bull.
     
  11. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    grazie :)
     
  12. lotustt

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    its not gay..ardo.. its ga...yardo.
     
  13. BJS

    BJS Formula Junior

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    Great story about the Pegaso history at that site. Thanks for passing it along; I'd never heard of the Pegaso before.
     
  14. Bgallardo

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    ok first of all my last name is gallardo and it is pronouced as followed [guy-ar-doe] just pronouce each word as it is spelled (i put "doe" because if i put "do" someone might read it like "do" when it is pronouced like "doe"
     
  15. Bgallardo

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    well for me its my last name but it has different meanings like elegant, graceful or brave, valiant or gallant courageous. that is wat it really means
     
  16. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 F1 Rookie

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    Right on.

    As far as Gallardo goes, even italians say Ga-yardo. So ... I guess that's it.
     
  17. dave_fonz_164

    dave_fonz_164 Formula 3

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    basically its, jew-jar-o
     
  18. BigHead

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    Giorgetto Giugiaro, per an article written by Jean Lindamood (Jennings) in Automobile magazine a loooong time ago, is pronounced something like:

    "Jor-Jet-toe, Jew-kee-AH-row"


    Oh, BTW, Automobili Lamborghini graced their V-10 model with the name of a breed of fighting bull: the Gallardo (pron.: ga:yardo in Spanish). Fighting bulls come from five main Spanish breeds, Cabrera, Navarra, Vasquena, Vistahermosa and Gallardo. The Gallardo breed was created in the 18th century, from Francisco Gallardo and his brothers – cattle breeders who achieved some great success in major bull fights.

    vty,

    --Dennis
     
  19. staatsof

    staatsof Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dave is correct.

    Bob S.
     
  20. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    First name, correct. Last name, VERY wrong!

    Jew-JAH-row is pretty close. (That's how Franco Cimatti, who ought to know, pronounced it at Georgia Tech on Saturday.)
     
  21. opus10583

    opus10583 Formula 3

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    ...DOH!
     
  22. opus10583

    opus10583 Formula 3

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    #22 opus10583, Apr 22, 2006
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    Correction: It's bull****, being as much a Lamborghini as is an Audi A8.
     
  23. selvatico

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    I can't stand to hear the name of a beautiful car butchered. I've been studying Italian for a few years. Some of my friends think I study it so I'll be able to understand my car when I finally get it.

    Dave is indeed right. jew-jar-o is basically it.
     
  24. masermartin

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    So every time that you say Ferrari do you pronounce it in Italian? I've noticed people look at me funny and think you are a snob if you do it.
     
  25. selvatico

    selvatico Karting

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    Yes I do, and all other Italian words too.

    I've noticed the opposite actually, and when I don't pronounce Ferrari in Italian I get funny looks. It's probably because a lot of my friends are Italian, so they're accustomed to hearing it pronounced properly.
     

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