how do u pronounce fulci

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  1. Nightbreed

    Nightbreed New Member

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    stupid question but when my friends ask me about the director... how do you prounounce his name Fulci (Full-Chee) or (Full-see)
     
  2. Cujo108

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    It is Full-chee.
     
  3. skinnypuppy6

    skinnypuppy6 Guest

    or fool chee:)
     
  4. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Guest

    I would like to say is

    FUll See
    Because he allows you to see everything in his movies.

    But I know it really is

    Ful chee.

    Max
     
  5. Bods

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    While on the topic of name pronounciation, I've often wondered what is the correct way of saying " Michele" (as in Michele Soavi)?
     
  6. Andrew

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    I'm pretty sure it's just "Michelle" with an Italian accent. Like "mee-jell". Like subtle J. Aww fuck it I dunno.

    I used to think it was Tobe (like vogue) Hooper. :p
     
  7. Rainbowthief

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    It's pronounced "mee-KEH-leh". My wife is Italian.
     
  8. AlkanFan

    AlkanFan Guest

    A little lesson in Italian...

    "a" is always pronounced like "ah"
    "e" is always pronounced like "ai" in "brain"
    "i" is always pronounced like "ea" in "mean"
    "u" is always pronounced like "oo" in "fool"

    When a "g" or "c" are followed by an "h," they make a hard sound (meaning they become like the "g" in "gas" and the "c" in "car").

    i.e. spaghetti, ghetto, che

    When an "e" or an "i" directly follows a "g" or a "c," the "g" and "c" become soft (meaning that they become like "j" and "ch" in English).

    i.e. Fulci, Argento, giallo
     
  9. Cydeous

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    Another tip on Italian pronunciation: ever letter is pronounced, except h.

    By the way, his first name is pronounced Loo-chi-oh. It's my middle name and people always pronounce it Lucy-oh.
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    Shows I came from an Italian neighborhood...

    my first thought when seeing this thread was "Duh, you pronounce it just like it looks..."

    I guess growing up with more than three friends named Vito will do that to you...
     
  11. Andrew

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    I'm Italian but don't know a word. Would love to learn though, watch all the great movies in their original languages.
     
  12. Cydeous

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    Andrew: that's something you should definitly do. I'm also Italian and I love watchig the movies in the original language. Actually, I prefer that regardless. It's interesting to see just how different the translation is due to cultural differences. Believe it or not, but some of the "stupid dialogue" is a result of poor translations. Usually, word for word translations sound silly.
     
  13. thrashard76

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    Learning Italian should be something all Euro Horror fans would want to do. It would give the same movies a new spin when you view them again. With that said, I don't know Italian, but then again learning it is too time consuming and I'd much rather watch a movie dubbed in English. Every now and again I flip the language track to Italian just to hear how it sounds in that language. ;)
     
  14. DefJeff

    DefJeff Franca Stoppi's #1 fan

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    while on the pronunciation subject, how do you pronounce GIALLO ?
     
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    Giallo is pronounced with a soft "g", like "j" in jello. the "ia" is pronounced "ah", and the "o" is pronounced "oh". Also, the stress is on the "a". So, it's similar to j-ah-llo.
     
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    This is more clear...

    j-ah-low.

    Sorry for the double post.
     
  17. DefJeff

    DefJeff Franca Stoppi's #1 fan

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    thanks alot.

    im glad i didnt have to ask for help locating the Giallo Collection in the store i bought it in, i woulda felt like a fool
     
  18. Andrew

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    I always heard it as jee-ah-low. Guess all those interviewers were wrong :confused:
     
  19. AlkanFan

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    Technically, it is pronounced jee-ah-lo, but, in conversational Italian, the g and the i become melded together, thereby making it sound like jah-lo.
     

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