In this post you will take some important information about the Italian Vowels and their Correct Pronunciation:
1. The fact that the Italian has 5 vowels but 7 sounds for them.
2. That these 7 sounds must be pronounced very clearly. In particular you have only one sound for the letter A, I, U and two different sounds for the letters E and O.
3. That the vowels’ peculiarity is that, for pronouncing them, there is not anything in your mouth that stops the sound before coming out (this is different in the case of the consonants).
4. That vowels’ pronunciation is the result of two different movements of your tongue (from the top to the bottom of your mouth, from the back part to the front part of your mouth). You will learn in particular which vowel corresponds to each position of the tongue.
5. The right position of the lips for pronouncing the Italian vowels.
* * *
The Italian Vowels – Discover the Right Pronunciation
* * *
The Italian Vowels – Position of Tongue and Lips
* * *
* * *
What’s going on now?
Remember that this post belong to a FREE Video Course of Italian addressed to Beginner Students. You can find here the full index of our Course. Also you can be up to date with our video posts visiting our YouTube Channel Page.
Here following the topics that we are going to cover soon, they all refer to the Italian Phonetics:
– Strange sounds and their transcription (“gli/glie”, “sci/sce”, “chi/che”, “ghi/ghe” etc.);
– The double consonants (consider “palla vs. pala”, “cassa vs. casa”, “notte vs. note” etc.);
– The sound “C” and the sound “G”;
– The Accent in Italian.
After these basics, we will going on with some basic Italian Grammar Videos/Topics.
Italian Vowels and their Correct Pronunciation
Learn Italian with ITALIAN VIRTUAL SCHOOL
and take a
FREE Trial Class!