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 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   TxIrish   (Member)

Howdy.... the other day someone who knows nothing about film music told me that he had seen something about a composer on TV... after he told me, I realized that he was talking about composer Ennio Morricone, but he pronounced the name so differently than I do, that I didn't understand it at first. I am a native English speaker. Can someone explain to me how Ennio Morricone's name should be pronounced correctly? Thanks!

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Howdy.... the other day someone who knows nothing about film music told me that he had seen something about a composer on TV... after he told me, I realized that he was talking about composer Ennio Morricone, but he pronounced the name so differently than I do, that I didn't understand it at first. I am a native English speaker. Can someone explain to me how Ennio Morricone's name should be pronounced correctly? Thanks!

Phonetically, it should be something like this (pronouncing it in the Italian manner):

EN-yo MOR-ree-COH-nay

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

There's a good thread about composer pronunciation here -> http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=1&threadID=72974&archive=0

....still waiting on Barrington Pheloung!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qxb2JLJ73w

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

There's a good thread about composer pronunciation here -> http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=1&threadID=72974&archive=0

....still waiting on Barrington Pheloung!


It's pronounced "FEE-lung." Like you, I'm a big fan of his Inspector Morse/Lewis/Endeavour series, so feast your eyes on these BP videos:

http://vimeo.com/tag:barrington+pheloung

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Howdy.... the other day someone who knows nothing about film music told me that he had seen something about a composer on TV... after he told me, I realized that he was talking about composer Ennio Morricone, but he pronounced the name so differently than I do, that I didn't understand it at first. I am a native English speaker. Can someone explain to me how Ennio Morricone's name should be pronounced correctly? Thanks!

Phonetically, it should be something like this (pronouncing it in the Italian manner):

EN-yo MOR-ree-COH-nay


Pronounced in English, it's EN-you MOR-ree-COH-nee. But only because "most" English speakers have no facility for pronouncing foreign words as they are meant to be pronounced.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Howdy.... the other day someone who knows nothing about film music told me that he had seen something about a composer on TV... after he told me, I realized that he was talking about composer Ennio Morricone, but he pronounced the name so differently than I do, that I didn't understand it at first. I am a native English speaker. Can someone explain to me how Ennio Morricone's name should be pronounced correctly? Thanks!

Phonetically, it should be something like this (pronouncing it in the Italian manner):

EN-yo MOR-ree-COH-nay


Pronounced in English, it's EN-you MOR-ree-COH-nee. But only because "most" English speakers have no facility for pronouncing foreign words as they are meant to be pronounced.



If Ennio's name is tricky, then I guess a name like Juan Quintero Muñoz doesn't stand a chance...!

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

HWAN Keen/TER/oh MOONyoz

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

HWAN Keen/TER/oh MOONyoz


Almost perfect, Ron - except the z pronunciation which is 'th' as in 'theater'!

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

The best way to learn how to pronounce Ennio Morricone's name is to listen and emulate the pronunciation in the main title of "Uccellacci e Uccellini" ("Hawks and Sparrows"), where the credits are talked/sung.
Much like Ron's phonetic explanation, except roll the Rs slightly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7PreNCv78A

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

dp

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I know some people who pronounce his name like a ice cream cone with the last 4 letters.Now will someone like to try and pronounce ARMANDO TROVAJOLI?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)

Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I know some people who pronounce his name like a ice cream cone with the last 4 letters.Now will someone like to try and pronounce ARMANDO TROVAJOLI?

The J is pronounced like a Y.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2013 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

HWAN Keen/TER/oh MOONyoz


Almost perfect, Ron - except the z pronunciation which is 'th' as in 'theater'!


Is that how they pronounce the Z in Spain, with a lisp?

In Mexican Spanish, it's pronounced like an S (Muñoz = Moon-yos).

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   Tester   (Member)

You can use Google translator to hear how a name it's pronounced in it's original language (albeit sometimes with a funny intonation) clicking the speaker icon:

http://translate.google.com/#it/en/Ennio%20Morricone
http://translate.google.com/#pl/en/Wojciech%20Kilar
http://translate.google.com/#es/en/Roque%20Ba%C3%B1os

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

Hello,
We also could write in phonetic international language, in order to explain to everyone, from every nationality :
I Italian, his name is pronounced : ?nnjo m?rrik?ne

In USA and UK, you often say : ?nnjo m?rrik?ni
In France and francophone countries, it is said : ?nnjo m?rrik?n?

You can easily translate these phonetical words into real ones through internet.
Hoping it helps.

Patrick B

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

I notice that special letters don't work here, so it is a little ridiculous ...

The most important change between the three languages cited is the last letter :
closed e in Italian (like the French é), i (not ay) in english, open e (doesn't exist in the other languages) in French.

I will post soon a more important and serious post ...

Patrick

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2013 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I notice that special letters don't work here, so it is a little ridiculous ...

The most important change between the three languages cited is the last letter :
closed e in Italian (like the French é), i (not ay) in english, open e (doesn't exist in the other languages) in French.

I will post soon a more important and serious post ...

Patrick


I breathlessly await...

 
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