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How Is Alitalia Pronounced?  
User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9819 times:
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Quick question...how is Alitalia pronounced? The MCO tram always pronounces it "alot-e-uh" which doesn't sound right...and Wikipedia isn't being too helpful. Thanks!


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User currently onlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9802 times:

As you write it, you pronounce it: "Alitaalia" (the second "a" a little longer). But the "a" is not an English "a" it is more "open" like the Italian or German "a" is. I don't know how to write it.

User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1587 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9756 times:

Al-E-Talia ? Thats how I always pronounced it!

User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3414 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9746 times:

Ah-lee-tah-lee-yah (i think!)

Taht's how I pronounce it anyways...

AA1818



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User currently offlineHaggis79 From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9685 times:

the "a"s as in "bar" or "Delta", not as in "Los Angeles", the "i"s as in "England" or "invisible", not as in "iPod" - that's it.


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User currently offlineSInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9678 times:

A Lee Ta Lee Er (South UK) but generally probably A Lee Ta Lee A.


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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10365 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9635 times:

Haggis is right, or try this:

"A" like Argentina, "li" like lee, "ta" like in Utah", lia in regalia.

Important: never use the english "A" like in able.


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9608 times:



Quoting AA1818 (Reply 3):
Ah-lee-tah-lee-yah (i think!)

This is definitely the right pronunciation

 Smile


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5639 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9583 times:

Well, if you're taking beginning Italian courses, it's a lot like Alitaglia, but... not quite.
Lol.
Italian is my favorite language.


User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1523 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9559 times:

I don't know if has already been discussed before but Alitalia is the word which comes from the melting of the words Ali (wings) and Italia (Italy).

User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7636 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9543 times:
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Quoting ZRH (Reply 1):
As you write it, you pronounce it: "Alitaalia" (the second "a" a little longer). But the "a" is not an English "a" it is more "open" like the Italian or German "a" is. I don't know how to write it.

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That's exactly right.

Take the correct Italian pronunciation of 'Italia' (It-aa-lia) and prefix it with 'Al' - retaining the stress on the 'a' of 'Italia'.



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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2240 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9535 times:



Quoting NA (Reply 6):
"A" like Argentina, "li" like lee, "ta" like in Utah", lia in regalia.

How do you pronounce "regalia"?  Wink



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User currently offlineBaexecutive From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 701 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9537 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 8):
Ali (wings) and Italia (Italy).

I didn't know that, thats cool  Wink


User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5343 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9525 times:



Quoting Homer71 (Reply 11):


Quoting NA (Reply 6):
"A" like Argentina, "li" like lee, "ta" like in Utah", lia in regalia.

How do you pronounce "regalia"?

Yes, I was going to say it depends on how you pronounce each of those individual words  Smile

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User currently offlineDon From Japan, joined Jun 2003, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9438 times:

I don't know exactly how Alitalia is pronounced.

But I know what it stands for.

Always Late In Takingoff Always Late In Arriving


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2948 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9369 times:



Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Thread starter):
The MCO tram always pronounces it "alot-e-uh" which doesn't sound right

Are you sure the MCO tram is actually talking about Alitalia? As far as I know Alitalia doesn't fly to MCO. Is it possible that it's referring to Aladia, the Mexican charter airline, in which case the pronunciation would make more sense?



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User currently offlineHenkybaby From Netherlands, joined May 2008, 593 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9320 times:

Depending on the near future you pronounce it either as:

LUFT-HAN-SA
ER-FRANCE-K-L-M

or

FORMER ITALIAN ER-LINE



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User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9304 times:
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Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 18):
Are you sure the MCO tram is actually talking about Alitalia? As far as I know Alitalia doesn't fly to MCO. Is it possible that it's referring to Aladia, the Mexican charter airline, in which case the pronunciation would make more sense?

Wow, thanks everyone for the quick and helpful replies!

I think you're spot on about the fact that the tram is talking about a completely different airline, man I feel dumb  banghead !



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User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9269 times:



Quoting Baexecutive (Reply 12):
Ali (wings) and Italia (Italy).

I didn't know that, thats cool

-
you also can take it in the ways out of the 60ies and 70ies
-
Always
Late
In
Take-off
Always
Late
In
Arrival
-
" ALITALIA


User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9161 times:

Apparently a lot of folks think Alitalia is pronounced "Air-italia".

I wonder if that's just a lack of attention to the actual word.. like chipotle and the folks that pronounce it "chipol-tee".


User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9142 times:



Quoting ZRH (Reply 1):
As you write it, you pronounce it: "Alitaalia" (the second "a" a little longer). But the "a" is not an English "a" it is more "open" like the Italian or German "a" is. I don't know how to write it.

Thats the way I'm saying it.

/Lars



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User currently offlineGayStudPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 450 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9029 times:



Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Reply 17):
Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 18):
Are you sure the MCO tram is actually talking about Alitalia? As far as I know Alitalia doesn't fly to MCO. Is it possible that it's referring to Aladia, the Mexican charter airline, in which case the pronunciation would make more sense?

Wow, thanks everyone for the quick and helpful replies!

I think you're spot on about the fact that the tram is talking about a completely different airline, man I feel dumb

As Emily Litella (Saturday Night Live) used to say, "Never mind."


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13047 posts, RR: 78
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8865 times:

Well someone has to do it.....

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User currently offlineNEMA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8747 times:

I reckon if you say it as it reads here you get an easy idea of how it should sound.....

ally tally ah



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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8629 times:



Quoting NEMA (Reply 23):
I reckon if you say it as it reads here you get an easy idea of how it should sound.....

ally tally ah

...if you're from the UK Midlands, that is  Wink



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25 RussianJet : Naah, that would be "elli-telli-uuhh".
26 Post contains links QB737 : Try this link http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=Alitalia&submit=Submit
27 LimaNiner : A more pithy pronunciation may be "chow" (i.e., ciao!).
28 Jetdeltamsy : Perfect. That's exactly how they pronounce it in Italy.
29 Argonaut : Eh? More sense? I suppose that must be US English, somehow. Put another way, pronunciation is a very tricky thing, unless you're using the Internatio
30 VSMike : Are you kidding me? Bingo. Its Aladia. AZ has never served MCO, scheduled. "Bingo" is pronounced "bing 'oh". VSM
31 JMULAH : Silly post if you ask me. Maybe i should ask how Iberia is pronounce. I bet i get silly pronunciations
32 ConcordeBoy : ...what always gets me are the amount of people who refer to Iberia as "EYE-beer-REE-ah"
33 Sflaflight : Wow, that was harsh! It was a simple mistake! Reread the posts. Happens all time like people booking tickets to AKL and ending up in OAK! On a separa
34 ConcordeBoy : ...aside from Geraldo Rivera, who actually does that?
35 Sflaflight : Hah! Oh my gosh! I've been watching too much Fox News then! Seriously during the Iraq war, almost all newscasters were pronouncing it Cutter!
36 AirIndia : apparantly a lot of folks think there an arabic twist to the name "al italia"
37 ConcordeBoy : I'd seen that on its website not too long ago. Was surprised... I'd ALWAYS thought that it literally was "al Italia" ("To Italy"). Made perfect sense
38 Starlionblue : I have noticed that it is really hard for most native English speakers to wrap their heads around other the pronunciation of European languages since
39 EI787 : As the question posed by the OP has been answered and the thread is going off topic, this thread is locked. Thanks, EI787
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