By Chloe | August 28, 2009
When we learn a foreign language, we generally learn from the basic at first. So we normal start from the alphabets and pronunciation. In Italian, their pronunciation of the Italian alphabet should not be slightly difficult for native English speakers. Although many of the letters are still in the same pronunciations, you still need to beware of the pronunciation of the vowels. The point is that you do not have to change how you pronounce them but depending on their position in the word as you do in some English words.
In fact, the vowels are the only ones that have different sounds depending on their use in a word in Italian. You will find out that they are always pronounced as short vowels. If you read the phonetic spelling and you will discover that there is an included after each one to indicate that it is short. Next time, when you practice pronounce a word in Italian which contains an you have to roll the letter around your tongue. Therefore, you need to listen to native Italian speaker language learning program to gain a sense of how to pronounce this letter correctly.