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While I'm not sure exactly how "fēənˈketō" would be pronounced (I'm not a native English speaker), that's more correct as to the pronunciation of the "ch" (following the Italian pronunciation). The pronunciation written in English would be something like fee-ahn-keh-toh, with the accent on the third syllable (keh). I just found this website in which there ...


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According to Wikipedia: In chess, the fianchetto (/ˌfiænˈtʃɛtoʊ/; Italian: [fjaŋˈketto] "little flank") is a pattern of development ... Hence English speakers pronounce the "ch" as in "chess" and Italian speakers as in "kettle". Which suggests that there is no "true, and proper, pronunciation".


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Fianchetto is commonly pronounced in English as /fiænˈtʃɛtoʊ/ (soft ch as in "cherry") but the original Italian word is pronounced /fjaŋˈketto/ (hard ch as in "chaos"). Note the word is cognate to English flank. It is common for terms borrowed from other languages to take on 'erroneous' pronunciations if the inherited orthography is ...


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When in Rome speak Roman. They may say fi an Ket oh in Italy, but the rest of the world says fi an CHet oh. Words change meanings and pronounciations over time and the majority usage eventually wins out. I always have heard fi an Chet oh and that is how I say it.


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Short version: I think that your best bet is probably option 2: "kah EE suh" (similar to the pronunciation of "naïve"). The phonemes match the spelling correctly (particularly the umlauted ï in "Caïssa" [ref. 1]), and it fits with the tonal stressing of multiple Thracian-related [ref. 2] languages. Long version: Historically, both Greek and and Turkish (...


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How To Pronounce Caissa Please listen to all the options to get a sense on how to pronounce casissa.


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