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    Sorry, this is the closest forum I could think of using for this question.

    Are vowel groups in Italian pronounced separately or together, e.g. how is "Lei" pronounced? Like a German "lei" "lie" or "lady" without the "d"?

    Something of an oversight on behalf of TY Italian pronunciation guide isn't it?
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    Most likely "lady" without the "d." "E" is pronounced as "eh" and "I" "ee", right? So I'd think "ei" would be pronounced as "ay."

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    yeah "Lei" is pronounced like "lay" in play or clay
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    Is there any italian site similar to this site? that is free i mean... with a forum, lessons etc... I have a friend in Italy to ask questions but because of the time difference difficult to chat with her. with a forum like this it would really help tremendously.. if not then let's keep this one going... or ask the administrators to add a italian one.. i'm baffled why a italian one hasnt been added to tell you the truth...
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    Re: Italian

    Quote Originally Posted by Oddo
    Sorry, this is the closest forum I could think of using for this question.

    Are vowel groups in Italian pronounced separately or together, e.g. how is "Lei" pronounced? Like a German "lei" "lie" or "lady" without the "d"?

    Something of an oversight on behalf of TY Italian pronunciation guide isn't it?
    BTW, German lei is pronounced as English lie [lai].
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    is there anybody out there? lol
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